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Family Callidulidae: An unusual family of moths known as "Old World Butterfly-moths. Callidulids are a family of butterfly like moths which are distributed throughout southeast Asia and Oceania. Callidulids can exhibit both day and night flying behavior and typically hold their wings over thier backs like butterflies. Thier closest relatives are know truly known but they are thought to be close to hook-tip and geometer moths.

Image: L. Shyamal

 

Family Mutillidae

(velvet ants)

velvet ants or cow killers despite their name are not ants and actually are a family of wasps. They probably get the name ant due to their lack of wings (males have wings but look completely different) and appearance (even though ants and wasps are related), they get the name velvet from their dense and bright colored hair. They are also known for their extremely painful stings which is where the name cow killer comes from. although they usually feed on nectar after a female mates with a male she will infiltrate another insect nest and lay here eggs there, the young will develop as ectoparasites and kill their hosts after a matter of time. Velvet ants can be found worldwide but are most common in North America and parts of Central america.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Arthropoda-Insecta-Hymenoptera-Apocrita-Vespoidea-Mutillidae

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