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Dasylabris merope. (Velvet ant )

Dasylabris merope. (Velvet ant )

Family: Hymenoptera Velvet Ants.
From: Steinkopf, 20km west, Cape
Size: 10mm

Mutillid wasp. Steinkopf, 20km west, Cape. Cought 6th September 1998. These wasps vary in lenght from 2-30mm. A few hundred species in about 30 genera are known from southern Africa. From the Colin R. Owen collection.

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