Banded Velvet Ant
Male, body bands
Badge Velvet Ant
Female: Dorsal
Red Velvet Ant (Ephutomorpha cf cordata)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Ant Bee Wasps (Hymenoptera)
Family: Velvet Ant (Wasp: Mutillidae)
Species: Red Velvet Ant (Ephutomorpha cf cordata)
This Photo:     Wingless Female

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 small one at about 5.5mm long (head & body)

Copyright © 2015- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 28-Sep-2015
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.