Definition of Family Mutillidae
1. Noun. A family of wasps.
Generic synonyms: Hymenopter, Hymenopteran, Hymenopteron, Hymenopterous Insect
Member holonyms: Velvet Ant
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Mutillidae
Literary usage of Family Mutillidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Insect Book: A Popular Account of the Bees, Wasps, Ants, Grasshoppers by Leland Ossian Howard (1905)
"... known as cow-killers, cow-ants, solitary ants, or velvet ants of the family Mutillidae, which have solitary habits, but closely resemble the true ants. ..."
2. Transactions of the American Entomological Society. by American Entomological Society (1871)
"The object of the present paper is to bring together as far as possible, all the known species belonging to the family Mutillidae found in North America, ..."
3. Biological Control of Insects and Mites: An Introduction to Beneficial by Daniel L. Mahr, Nino M. Ridgway (1993)
"The velvet ants of the family Mutillidae derive their common name from their dense body covering of red, yellow, orange, or white hairs. ..."
4. Medical and Veterinary Entomology: A Textbook for Use in Schools and by William Brodbeck Herms (1915)
"... the best-known stinging species belong to the family Mutillidae, the velvet ants, also known as the woolly ants, cow killers, etc. (Fig. 216). ..."
5. Handbook to the City of Dublin and the Surrounding District by Grenville Arthur James Cole, R. Lloyd Praeger (1908)
"Several notable insects which find a place in English lists do not apparently occur in Ireland. \\e may refer as example to the entire family Mutillidae, ..."