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Mutilidae

5,000

Velvet ants. Not true ants, commonest in arid tropics, these are idiobiont ectoparasitoids of aculate larvae and pupae in their cells. Great sexual dimorphism.

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538 Hymenoptera TABLE II Continued

Superfamily

Family

Described extant species

Notes

Vespoidea (cont.)

Apoidea

Pompilidae

Rhopalosommatidae

Sapygidae

Scoliidae

Sierolomorphidae Tiphiidae

Vespidae

Apidae Sphecidae

4,000

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