Black-trimmed Orange Velvet Ant
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Ellura
Gold-striped Velvet Ant
Female: dorsal
 
                      
Black Velvet Ant (Dasymutillini sp ES03)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Ant Bee Wasps (Hymenoptera)
Family: Velvet Ant (Wasp: Mutillidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Black Velvet Ant (Dasymutillini sp ES03)
This Photo:     Male: dorsal

Thank you Dr Kevin Williams for identifying this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Adelaide Hills and elsewhere
Adult Male.

Copyright © 2011-2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 25-Dec-2011
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.