Golden Velvet Ant
Badge Velvet Ant
Female: Dorsal
Golden Velvet Ant (Ephutomorpha fulvocrinita)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Ant Bee Wasps (Hymenoptera)
Family: Velvet Ant (Wasp: Mutillidae)
Species: Golden Velvet Ant (Ephutomorpha fulvocrinita)
This Photo:     Ventral

Thank you Dr Kevin Williams for identifying this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
A large velvet ant at ~12mm long.
When we asked Kevin about the differences with other observations of this species he said "this observation is closer in appearance to the type (collected back in 1936)"

Copyright © 2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 30-Jan-2021
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.