Small Antlion
Claws
Ellura
Small Antlion
Ventral
 
    
Small Antlion (Bandidus sp)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Net-winged Insects (Neuroptera)
Family: Antlion (Myrmeleontidae)
Species: Small Antlion (Bandidus sp)
This Photo:     Wing Venations

Thank you Ken Harris for confirming the identification of this species

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee)
About 23mm long, with 2 pairs of claws per leg, which look very large compared with it's small size. Came to the night light. Small, barely visible, white patches on each wing.
Ken said of this specimen it's similar to ".... Bandidus ocellonotus for which all known specimens come from South Australia, but there are several reasons why I don't believe it to be that species." Thanks Ken

Copyright © 2018 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 21-Feb-2018
This species is an Australian Native Species