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Mutillidae (family)

Unidentified 'velvet ant' at Canberra Central, ACT

Mutillidae (family) at Canberra Central, ACT - 8 Apr 2017
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Identification history

Mutillidae (family) 11 Apr 2017 MichaelMulvaney
Mutillidae (family) 10 Apr 2017 RogerF
Unidentified 9 Apr 2017 David

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samreid007 wrote:
   11 Apr 2017
I agree with RogerF. I think this is a species of Velvet ant (wingless wasps that resemble ants). The Timulla sp. in the attached link looks pretty similar to this picture. (http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/misc/wasps/mutillidae.htm)

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 8 Apr 2017 03:05 PM Recorded on
  • David Recorded by

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  • Eucalypt trunk Associated plant
  • Less than 5mm Animal size

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