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The Red Velvet Ant eats nectar, but often invades ant and bee nests. Why?

Answer:

The Red Velvet Ant is not really an ant at all. Instead, it is a solitary, wingless wasp. As an adult, it eats nectar from flowers, but it invades ant and bee nests to lay its eggs. When the larvae hatch, they eat the baby ants or bees.
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