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Large Velvet Ant

Photograph by: 
Lynda Lambert

A very rare flightless wasp very occasionally found on the heaths of Dorset


Common Name Large Velvet Ant
Scientific Name Mutilla europaea
Species Group Social wasps
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Social wasps