Tuesday 21 May 2024

Panada Ant



Well, we are on Tuesday and what freaky creature do I today, it is the Panda Ant.

Don’t be fooled by its cute appearance it’s actually a wasp whose sting packs a punch.

It is found in Chile and its bold colour is to warn off predators. Both male and female look similar they can be mistaken as different species. This is because the males are twice the size of females and then some. The males also have wings and are nocturnal unlike the females.

The female lay their eggs in the nests of ground-living insects and when they hatch, they eat the larvae of the original insect.  

 


 


16 comments:

  1. I was just thinking how cute it was and then read the sting.

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  2. It's a cutie but not so nice.

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  3. Ew. That would make me run. Looks too weird!

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  4. I had not heard about these guys until I stayed in Arizona. They are red there, and fuzzy ... which makes you think they are so cute. Then they sting you!!!

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  5. Another animal that I didn't know yet :)

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  6. I wouldn't want to meet one in a dark alley!
    Blessings, Jo-Anne!

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  7. Wow, it is so different and absolutely amazing.

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