Explanation of Names
'hairy Mutilla' (Mutilla Linnaeus is the nominate genus of the family, from a Latin word meaning 'mutilate')
Females can inflict a painful sting.
some spp. treated in field guides:(2)(3)
Mickel, C. E. (1928). Biological and taxonomic investigations on the Mutillid wasps. U.S. Nat. Mus. Bull., No. 143:ix+351 pp., plates 1-5. (Full Text
Mickel, C. E. (1936). Descriptions and records of Californian Mutillidae. Pan-Pac. Ent ., 12(2): 91-96. (Full Text