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Other waspEphutomorpha sp. (genus)

Mutillid wasp or Velvet 'ant' at Namadgi National Park

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Ephutomorpha sp. (genus) at Namadgi National Park - 9 Feb 2016
Ephutomorpha sp. (genus) at Namadgi National Park - 9 Feb 2016
Ephutomorpha sp. (genus) at Namadgi National Park - 9 Feb 2016
Ephutomorpha sp. (genus) at Namadgi National Park - 9 Feb 2016

Identification history

Other wasp Ephutomorpha sp. (genus) 14 Feb 2019 michaelb
Other wasp Ephutomorpha sp. (genus) 14 Feb 2019 michaelb
Other wasp Mutillidae sp. (family) 22 Feb 2017 KimPullen
Other wasp Mutillidae sp. (family) 22 Feb 2017 KimPullen
Unidentified 20 Feb 2017 michaelb

Author's notes

A wingless wasp; photo taken just after sunset using a flash; on the lower slopes of Mt Tennant, in Namadgi NP.

3 comments

michaelb wrote:
   20 Feb 2017
A wingless wasp, possibly family Mutillidae (Velvet Ants).
michaelb wrote:
   28 Jan 2018
Hi Kim
Might this one also be Ephutomorpha sp. ?
KimPullen wrote:
   2 Feb 2018
Yes it could be, Michael. There are some people working on the taxonomy of these presently, so the names are likely to change. But the work is in the early stages.

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Lucia limbaria (Chequered Copper) at Namadgi National Park - 24 Jan 2019
Trichophthalma punctata (Tangle-vein fly) at Namadgi National Park - 24 Jan 2019
Achyra affinitalis (Cotton Web Spinner) at Namadgi National Park - 24 Jan 2019
Acanthiza chrysorrhoa (Yellow-rumped Thornbill) at Namadgi National Park - 7 Feb 2016
Pimelea treyvaudii (Grey Riceflower) at Namadgi National Park - 19 Nov 2015
Zizina otis (Common Grass-blue) at Namadgi National Park - 20 Oct 2015
Trifolium subterraneum (Subterranean Clover) at Namadgi National Park - 5 Oct 2015
Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Namadgi National Park - 31 Dec 2014
Opercularia hispida (Hairy Stinkweed) at Namadgi National Park - 13 Dec 2014
Euchiton sphaericus (Star Cudweed) at Namadgi National Park - 23 Nov 2014
Leptorhynchos squamatus (Scaly Buttons) at Namadgi National Park - 11 Nov 2014
Chrysocephalum apiculatum (Common Everlasting) at Namadgi National Park - 11 Nov 2014

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  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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