Gold-ring Velvet Ant
Wingless Female
Ellura
Gold-ringed Red Velvet Ant
Female: Profile
 
    
Gold-ringed Red Velvet Ant (Eurymutilla sp ES2)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Ant Bee Wasps (Hymenoptera)
Family: Velvet Ant (Wasp: Mutillidae)
Species: Gold-ringed Red Velvet Ant (Eurymutilla sp ES2)
This Photo:     Female: Dorsal

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
About 9mm long (head & body).
While the same genus this seems to be a different to our other as the top of the body is quite red, as are the antennae. The other is all black.

Copyright © 2020 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 25-Jan-2020
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.