Orange-banded Velvet Ant
Female: Abdomen
Golden Velvet Ant
Orange-banded Velvet Ant (Ephutomorpha cf sp ES3)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Ant Bee Wasps (Hymenoptera)
Family: Velvet Ant (Wasp: Mutillidae)
Species: Orange-banded Velvet Ant (Ephutomorpha cf sp ES3)
This Photo:     Female: ventral

Thank you Dr Kevin Williams for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~6mm head & body length.
Has an orange band that wraps all the way round under with a black break on top. Black legs and a pale strip of hairs on the rear of it's abdomen.
Found one specimen in August.

Copyright © 2019- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 26-Aug-2019
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.