Red Velvet Ant
Wingless Female
Ellura
Badge Velvet Ant
Female: Profile
 
    
Badge Velvet Ant (Ephutomorpha maculata)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Ant Bee Wasps (Hymenoptera)
Family: Velvet Ant (Wasp: Mutillidae)
Species: Badge Velvet Ant (Ephutomorpha maculata)
This Photo:     Female: Dorsal

Thank you Dr Kevin Williams for identifying this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), and elsewhere
About 7mm long

Copyright © 2018- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 23-Jan-2018
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.