Black Velvet Ant
Male: dorsal
Adelaide Hills
Red Velvet Ant
Wingless Female
 
                      
Gold-striped Velvet Ant (Dasymutillini sp ES04)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Ant Bee Wasps (Hymenoptera)
Family: Velvet Ant (Wasp: Mutillidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Gold-striped Velvet Ant (Dasymutillini sp ES04)
This Photo:     Female: dorsal

Thank you Dr Kevin Williams for identifying this species for us

General Species Information:
Found in the Adelaide Hills and possibly elsewhere

Copyright © 2016-2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 21-May-2016
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.