Velvet Ant
Wingless Female
Ellura
Black-trimmed Orange Velvet Ant
Dorsal
 
                      
Brown-winged Velvet Ant (Dasymutillini sp ES01)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)     iNaturalist Observation
Order: Ant Bee Wasps (Hymenoptera)
Family: Velvet Ant (Wasp: Mutillidae)
Species: Brown-winged Velvet Ant (Dasymutillini sp ES01)
This Photo:     Male

Thank you Dr Kevin Williams for identifying and Dr Martin Hauser for helping with the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Adult Male. Males have wings, females are wingless/flightless.

Copyright © 2013-2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 14-Jan-2013
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.