Small Antlion
Wing Venations
Ellura
Striped Wing Antlion
Dorsal
 
                      
Small Antlion (Bandidus sp)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)     iNaturalist Observation
Order: Net-winged Insects (Neuroptera)
Family: Antlion (Myrmeleontidae)
Species: Small Antlion (Bandidus sp)
This Photo:     Ventral

Thank you Ken Harris for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
About 23mm long, with 2 pairs of claws per leg, which look very large compared with it's small size. Came to the night light. Small, barely visible, white patches on each wing.
Ken said of this specimen it's similar to ".... Bandidus ocellonotus for which all known specimens come from South Australia, but there are several reasons why I don't believe it to be that species." Thanks Ken

Copyright © 2018-2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 21-Feb-2018
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.