Gold-ringed Red Velvet Ant
Female: Profile
White-spotted Spider Wasp
Male, dorsal, Wings Closed
White-spotted Spider Wasp (Batozonellus sp ES01)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
~13mm long.
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.

Copyright © 2022-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 03-Dec-2022
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.