Gold-ringed Red Velvet Ant
White-spotted Spider Wasp
Male, dorsal, Wings Closed
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Order:||Ant Bee Wasps (Hymenoptera)|
|Family:||Spider Wasp (Wasp: Pompilidae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||White-spotted Spider Wasp (Batozonellus sp ES01)|
|This Photo:||🔍Male, dorsal, Wings Open🔎|
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Very unusual spider wasp. Black body, white spotted abdomen, red legs (trailing to black), orange antennae (also with black fading to the tips) & yellow masked face. As well as a yellow collar and smokey wings.
Look at the huge leg spines.
We think a male as we couldn't see an ovi-positor and the sculptured antennae.