Panda ants, the cute cow killer wasps

Due to their black and white color combination the panda ants have their names associated with the giant pandas. But, these are, in fact, wasps with the female species having no wings and their color is aposematic giving warning to others to stay away from them. Found in Chile and Argentina, these wasps are asocial and live a solitary life.

The panda ants are parasitic and lay eggs on other larva that is used as food by the hatched young. These have a very painful sting that is believed to be enough to subdue a cow. via wikipedia | via boredpanda

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