Ants are the most numerous type of animal on Earth; their combined weight is greater than the combined weight of human kind.

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A bee is a member of any of the 20,000 species of insects belonging to the superfamily Apoidea in the order Hymenoptera. Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Hymenoptera Suborder: Apocrita Superfamily: Apoidea Clade: Anthophila The bee, emblem of industriousness, has been a symbolic insect in myths, legends, and religions since ancient times, certainly…

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A wasp is any insect of the order Hymenoptera and suborder Apocrita that is neither a bee nor an ant. The Apocrita have a common evolutionary ancestor and form a clade; wasps as a group do not form a clade but are paraphyletic concerning bees and ants.

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Insects or insecta (from Latin insectum) are the largest group in the animal kingdom (1 million insect species estimated on the planet).

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Hymenoptera, Apocrita insect family; cosmopolitan. Pompilidae are commonly called spider wasps, spider-hunting wasps, or pompilid wasps. Up to 7 cm long, they have an enlarged head, large eyes, long antennae, an elongated abdomen, and reduced or missing wings; the females have a sting connected with poisonous glands, with which they paralyze spiders, on which they lay their eggs.

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Pompiloidea is a superfamily that includes at least five families in the order Hymenoptera; cosmopolitan. Mutillidae (velvet ants) Myrmosidae (myrmosid wasps) Pompilidae (spider wasps) Sapygidae (sapygid wasps) Burmusculidae (extinct) Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Subphylum Hexapoda Class Insecta Order Hymenoptera Superfamily Pompiloidea

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The Vespoidea are a superfamily of wasps in the order Hymenoptera, although older taxonomic schemes may vary in this categorization, particularly in their recognition of a now-obsolete superfamily Scolioidea, as well as the relationship to ants. Vespoidea includes wasps with a large variety of lifestyles; eusocial, social, and solitary habits, predators, scavengers, parasitoids, and some herbivores.

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Arthropods are any of the invertebrates with a hard shell and jointed legs. They are assigned to the taxonomic phylum Arthropoda, which is the largest phyla of animals on earth, comprising over 80% of the world’s known organisms with over a million modern species described. Their number is unknown but it is estimated that there are 1,097,289 described living arthropods.

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The apocrita are a suborder of hymenoptera insects, which includes the infraorder aculeata, that is the great majority of the hymenoptera. The terebrantia, or parasitica, is considered a second infra-order of apocrites; they are a paraphyletic group, therefore invalid.

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Animals are any of the species of organisms that are assigned to the taxonomic Kingdom Animalia, which contains groups broadly categorized as invertebrates and vertebrates. The latter contains the familiar types such as mammals, amphibians, birds, fish, and reptiles. The former, however, consists of those with or without an exoskeleton like the insects, crustaceans, jellyfish, worms, etc.

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Hymenoptera (from Ancient Greek ὑμήν: membrane and πτερόν: wing) is a large order (over 150,000 species recognized) of highly specialized insects with the complete metamorphosis that include the bees, wasps, ants, ichneumon flies, sawflies, gall wasps, and related forms, often associate in large colonies with complex social organization. Anatomy Head The head is generally hypognathous, but in some…

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The mutillidae are a family of apocrita hymenopterous insects, including about 7000 species; cosmopolitan, especially in the hot climate regions of Australia and South America. Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Insecta Order Hymenoptera Suborder Apocrita Superfamily Pompiloidea Family Mutillidae Modest in size, their common name velvet ant refers to their dense pile of hair, which most often…

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The Euspinolia Militaris (also called panda ant – first described in 1938 in Chile) is a member of the Mutillidae family, part of the Hymenoptera order, which includes insects such as wasps, bees and ants. Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Insecta Order Hymenoptera Suborder Apocrita Superfamily Vespoidea Family Mutillidae Genus Euspinolia Anatomy While the coloration of the panda ant is beautiful and resembles the coat…

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