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Theresa A. Dellinger, Lab Technician, Department of Entomology, Virginia Tech and Eric Day, Insect Identification Lab Manager, Department of Entomology, Virginia Tech

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Velvet ants (Hymentoptera: Mutillidae) are medium-sized insects that resemble colorful ants but are actually wasps. A dense clothing of hair gives their bodies a velvety appearance. Most of the velvet ants found in Virginia are brightly colored reddish orange and black.

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January 6, 2023

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