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The Red Velvet Ant is not an Ant nor does it Kill Cows

Here we have pictured the rather stunning looking "red velvet ant" - also know as the "cow killer" - which is not an ant at all but one of variety of velvet wasps common to the Texas region.

While the males have wings and no stingers, the ground-based females having no wings and instead have stingers, the pain of which has derived the nickname "cow killer"; a sting so painful, it could "kill a cow." However, this name is colloquial and there are no know recorded instances of actual cow death from the sting of the "red velvet ant."

These wasps have parasitic and complicated breeding requirements and can be eliminated altogether by simply not allowing the right conditions for them to reproduce.

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