Orange Caterpillar Parasite Wasp
Adelaide Hills
Black Velvet Ant
Wingless Female
 
    
Velvet Ant (Aglaotilla sp)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Ant Bee Wasps (Hymenoptera)
Family: Velvet Ant (Wasp: Mutillidae)
Species: Velvet Ant (Aglaotilla sp)
This Photo:     Wingless Female

Thank you Dr Kevin Williams for identifying this species for us

General Species Information:
Found in the Adelaide Hills, and elsewhere
About 7mm long (head & body)
One specimen found in January.

Copyright © 2016- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 17-Jan-2016
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.