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Unidentified 'velvet ant' at Cook, ACT

Mutillidae (family) at Cook, ACT - 16 Apr 2019
Mutillidae (family) at Cook, ACT - 16 Apr 2019
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Identification history

Mutillidae (family) 17 May 2019 KimPullen
Mutillidae (family) 15 May 2019 CathB

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On same eucalypt trunk, and very difficult to tell apart from, clerid beetles (sighting 4209069).

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   17 May 2019
could be https://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_vespoidwasps/BlackVelvetAnt.htm

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Thynninae (subfamily) (Smooth flower wasp) at Cook, ACT - 26 Mar 2022 by CathB Rayieria basifer (Braconid-mimic plant bug) at Cook, ACT - 26 Mar 2022 by CathB Acacia baileyana (Cootamundra Wattle, Golden Mimosa) at Cook, ACT - 2 Aug 2021 by drakes Eucalyptus rubida subsp. rubida (Candlebark) at Cook, ACT - 3 May 2021 by drakes Oenochroa and Artiastis (genera) at Cook, ACT - 9 Mar 2021 by CathB Camponotus nigroaeneus (Sugar ant) at Cook, ACT - 19 Feb 2021 by CathB Opisthoncus sp. (genus) (Unidentified Opisthoncus jumping spider) at Cook, ACT - 13 Feb 2021 by CathB Neotartessus flavipes (A leafhopper) at Cook, ACT - 13 Feb 2021 by CathB Rhytidoponera aspera (Greenhead ant) at Cook, ACT - 10 Feb 2021 by CathB Chalcidoidea sp. (superfamily) (A gall wasp or Chalcid wasp) at Cook, ACT - 23 Jan 2021 by CathB Araneus circulissparsus (species group) (Speckled Orb-weaver) at Cook, ACT - 23 Jan 2021 by CathB Camponotus suffusus (Golden-tailed sugar ant) at Cook, ACT - 23 Jan 2021 by CathB Conocephalus sp. (genus) (A Tussock Katydid) at Cook, ACT - 21 Jan 2021 by CathB Cadmus (Cadmus) litigiosus (Leaf beetle) at Cook, ACT - 21 Jan 2021 by CathB Psyllidae sp. (family) (Unidentified psyllid or lerp insect) at Cook, ACT - 21 Jan 2021 by CathB Opisthoncus sexmaculatus (Six-marked jumping spider) at Cook, ACT - 21 Jan 2021 by CathB Megastigmus sp. (genus) (Parasitic wasp) at Cook, ACT - 21 Jan 2021 by CathB Psyllidae sp. (family) (Unidentified psyllid or lerp insect) at Cook, ACT - 21 Jan 2021 by CathB Deliochus pulcher (Beautiful Deliochus spider) at Cook, ACT - 21 Jan 2021 by CathB Dissomorphia australiaria (Dissomorphia australiaria) at Cook, ACT - 27 Nov 2020 by AlisonMilton Paropsisterna m-fuscum (Eucalyptus Leaf Beetle) at Cook, ACT - 26 Nov 2020 by AlisonMilton Goniaea opomaloides (Mimetic Gumleaf Grasshopper) at Cook, ACT - 26 Nov 2020 by AlisonMilton Dolophones sp. (genus) (Wrap-around spider) at Cook, ACT - 26 Nov 2020 by AlisonMilton Dicranosterna immaculata (Acacia leaf beetle) at Cook, ACT - 26 Nov 2020 by AlisonMilton Leptotarsus (Macromastix) costalis (Common Brown Crane Fly) at Cook, ACT - 26 Nov 2020 by AlisonMilton Coccidae sp. (family) (Unidentified coccid scale insect) at Cook, ACT - 26 Nov 2020 by AlisonMilton Eriococcidae sp. (family) (Unidentified felted scale) at Cook, ACT - 21 Nov 2020 by CathB Holoplatys sp. (genus) (Unidentified Holoplatys jumping spider) at Cook, ACT - 21 Nov 2020 by CathB Acanthonevroides jarvisi (A fruit fly) at Cook, ACT - 20 Nov 2020 by CathB Edusella puberula (Leaf beetle) at Cook, ACT - 18 Nov 2020 by CathB Edusella sp. (genus) (A leaf beetle) at Cook, ACT - 18 Nov 2020 by CathB Camponotus suffusus (Golden-tailed sugar ant) at Cook, ACT - 1 Nov 2020 by MattFox Ceratopogonidae (family) (Biting Midge) at Cook, ACT - 28 Oct 2020 by CathB Inopus rubriceps (Sugarcane Soldier Fly) at Cook, ACT - 28 Oct 2020 by CathB Miridae sp. (family) (Unidentified plant bug) at Cook, ACT - 11 Oct 2020 by CathB Mycetophilidae sp. (family) (A Fungus gnat) at Cook, ACT - 7 Sep 2020 by CathB Coracina novaehollandiae (Black-faced Cuckooshrike) at Cook, ACT - 15 Jul 2020 by Tammy Spergularia rubra (Sandspurrey) at Cook, ACT - 10 Jun 2020 by CathB Lasiopsylla sp. (genus) (Psyllid or Lerp insect) at Cook, ACT - 1 Jun 2020 by CathB Dactylis glomerata (Cocksfoot) at Cook, ACT - 26 May 2020 by CathB Microlaena stipoides (Weeping Grass) at Cook, ACT - 26 May 2020 by CathB Panicum capillare or P. hillmanii (An exotic invasive panic grass) at Cook, ACT - 26 May 2020 by CathB Dolomedes sp. (genus) (Fishing spider) at Cook, ACT - 4 May 2020 by CathB Dytiscidae sp. (family) (Unidentified diving beetle) at Cook, ACT - 18 Apr 2020 by CathB Oecophoridae (family) (Unidentified Oecophorid concealer moth) at Cook, ACT - 18 Apr 2020 by CathB Pisauridae sp. (family) (Water spider) at Cook, ACT - 12 Apr 2020 by CathB Dytiscidae sp. (family) (Unidentified diving beetle) at Cook, ACT - 12 Apr 2020 by CathB Ranatra sp. (genus) (Water Scorpion or Water Stick Insect) at Cook, ACT - 10 Apr 2020 by CathB Austrolimnophila antiqua (Crane fly) at Cook, ACT - 9 Apr 2020 by CathB Gynoplistia (Gynoplistia) bella (A crane fly) at Cook, ACT - 9 Apr 2020 by CathB Phycitinae (subfamily) (A snout moth) at Cook, ACT - 9 Apr 2020 by CathB Ischnura aurora (Aurora Bluetail) at Cook, ACT - 9 Apr 2020 by CathB Ephydridae sp. (family) (Shore Flies) at Cook, ACT - 9 Apr 2020 by CathB Chironomidae (family) (Non-biting Midge) at Cook, ACT - 9 Apr 2020 by CathB Sapromyza sp. (genus) (A lauxaniid fly) at Cook, ACT - 9 Apr 2020 by CathB Corixidae (family) (Water Boatman) at Cook, ACT - 9 Apr 2020 by CathB Ephemeroptera (order) (Unidentified Mayfly) at Cook, ACT - 7 Apr 2020 by CathB Leptoceridae sp. (family) (Long-horned caddisfly) at Cook, ACT - 7 Apr 2020 by CathB Austrolestes leda (Wandering Ringtail) at Cook, ACT - 3 Apr 2020 by CathB Tetragnatha sp. (genus) (Long-jawed spider) at Cook, ACT - 2 Apr 2020 by CathB Zygoptera (suborder) (Damselfly) at Cook, ACT - 2 Apr 2020 by CathB Bermius brachycerus (A grasshopper) at Cook, ACT - 2 Apr 2020 by CathB Panicum capillare or P. hillmanii (An exotic invasive panic grass) at Cook, ACT - 18 Mar 2020 by CathB Eucharitidae (family) (Unidentified ant-parasite wasp) at Cook, ACT - 1 Mar 2020 by CathB Isomoralla eriscota (A concealer moth) at Cook, ACT - 17 Feb 2020 by CathB Pheidole sp. (genus) (Seed-harvesting ant) at Cook, ACT - 16 Feb 2020 by CathB Rhytidoponera sp. (genus) (Rhytidoponera ant) at Cook, ACT - 16 Feb 2020 by CathB Chlorocoma dichloraria (Guenee's or Double-fringed Emerald) at Cook, ACT - 13 Feb 2020 by CathB Iridomyrmex sp. (genus) (Ant) at Cook, ACT - 10 Feb 2020 by CathB Meranoplus sp. (genus) (Shield Ant) at Cook, ACT - 10 Feb 2020 by CathB Rhytidoponera aspera (Greenhead ant) at Cook, ACT - 10 Feb 2020 by CathB Rutilia (Donovanius) sp. (genus & subgenus) (A Bristle Fly) at Cook, ACT - 10 Feb 2020 by CathB Peltonyxa sp. (genus) (Trogossitid beetle) at Cook, ACT - 10 Feb 2020 by CathB Clynotis severus (Stern Jumping Spider) at Cook, ACT - 7 Feb 2020 by CathB Macrobathra chrysotoxa (A cosmet moth) at Cook, ACT - 20 Jan 2020 by CathB Servaea sp. (genus) (Unidentified Servaea jumping spider) at Cook, ACT - 17 Jan 2020 by CathB Aglaotilla sp. (genus) (Australian Velvet Ant) at Cook, ACT - 15 Jan 2020 by CathB Ancita australis (Longicorn or longhorn beetle) at Cook, ACT - 12 Jan 2020 by CathB Acizzia sp. (genus) (Unidentified wattle psyllid) at Cook, ACT - 12 Jan 2020 by CathB Eurymeloides adspersa (Gumtree hopper) at Cook, ACT - 18 Dec 2019 by CathB Caedicia simplex (Common Garden Katydid) at Cook, ACT - 18 Dec 2019 by CathB Paropsisterna m-fuscum (Eucalyptus Leaf Beetle) at Cook, ACT - 18 Dec 2019 by CathB Backobourkia sp. (genus) (An orb weaver) at Cook, ACT - 4 Dec 2019 by CathB Celaenia calotoides (Bird-dropping spider) at Cook, ACT - 22 Nov 2019 by CathB Brunotartessus fulvus (Yellow-headed Leafhopper) at Cook, ACT - 1 May 2019 by CathB Lemidia accincta (Clerid beetle) at Cook, ACT - 16 Apr 2019 by CathB Adoxia benallae (Leaf beetle) at Cook, ACT - 21 Jan 2019 by CathB Amphibromus sp. (Swamp Wallaby Grass) at Cook, ACT - 21 Jan 2019 by CathB Pergidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Sawfly) at Cook, ACT - 12 Jan 2019 by CathB Helpis minitabunda (Threatening jumping spider) at Cook, ACT - 30 Nov 2018 by CathB Dicranolaius villosus (Melyrid flower beetle) at Cook, ACT - 25 Nov 2018 by CathB Gonipterus sp. (genus) (Eucalyptus Weevil) at Cook, ACT - 2 Jul 2018 by CathB Deliochus sp. (genus) (A leaf curling spider) at Cook, ACT - 2 Jul 2018 by CathB Cyperus eragrostis (Umbrella Sedge) at Cook, ACT - 25 Mar 2018 by CathB Pycnobraconoides sp. (genus) (A Braconid wasp) at Cook, ACT - 24 Mar 2018 by CathB Dasygnathus trituberculatus (Rhinoceros beetle) at Cook, ACT - 7 Mar 2018 by CathB Formicidae (family) (Unidentified ant) at Cook, ACT - 3 Feb 2018 by CathB Diptera (order) (Unidentified fly) at Cook, ACT - 1 Feb 2018 by CathB Ephemeroptera (order) (Unidentified Mayfly) at Cook, ACT - 31 Jan 2018 by CathB Alternanthera denticulata (Lesser Joyweed) at Cook, ACT - 30 Jan 2018 by CathB
Thynninae (subfamily) (Smooth flower wasp) at Cook, ACT - 26 Mar 2022 by CathB
Rayieria basifer (Braconid-mimic plant bug) at Cook, ACT - 26 Mar 2022 by CathB
Acacia baileyana (Cootamundra Wattle, Golden Mimosa) at Cook, ACT - 2 Aug 2021 by drakes
Eucalyptus rubida subsp. rubida (Candlebark) at Cook, ACT - 3 May 2021 by drakes
Oenochroa and Artiastis (genera) at Cook, ACT - 9 Mar 2021 by CathB
Camponotus nigroaeneus (Sugar ant) at Cook, ACT - 19 Feb 2021 by CathB
Opisthoncus sp. (genus) (Unidentified Opisthoncus jumping spider) at Cook, ACT - 13 Feb 2021 by CathB
Neotartessus flavipes (A leafhopper) at Cook, ACT - 13 Feb 2021 by CathB
Rhytidoponera aspera (Greenhead ant) at Cook, ACT - 10 Feb 2021 by CathB
Chalcidoidea sp. (superfamily) (A gall wasp or Chalcid wasp) at Cook, ACT - 23 Jan 2021 by CathB
Araneus circulissparsus (species group) (Speckled Orb-weaver) at Cook, ACT - 23 Jan 2021 by CathB
Camponotus suffusus (Golden-tailed sugar ant) at Cook, ACT - 23 Jan 2021 by CathB
Conocephalus sp. (genus) (A Tussock Katydid) at Cook, ACT - 21 Jan 2021 by CathB
Cadmus (Cadmus) litigiosus (Leaf beetle) at Cook, ACT - 21 Jan 2021 by CathB
Psyllidae sp. (family) (Unidentified psyllid or lerp insect) at Cook, ACT - 21 Jan 2021 by CathB
Opisthoncus sexmaculatus (Six-marked jumping spider) at Cook, ACT - 21 Jan 2021 by CathB
Megastigmus sp. (genus) (Parasitic wasp) at Cook, ACT - 21 Jan 2021 by CathB
Psyllidae sp. (family) (Unidentified psyllid or lerp insect) at Cook, ACT - 21 Jan 2021 by CathB
Deliochus pulcher (Beautiful Deliochus spider) at Cook, ACT - 21 Jan 2021 by CathB
Dissomorphia australiaria (Dissomorphia australiaria) at Cook, ACT - 27 Nov 2020 by AlisonMilton
Paropsisterna m-fuscum (Eucalyptus Leaf Beetle) at Cook, ACT - 26 Nov 2020 by AlisonMilton
Goniaea opomaloides (Mimetic Gumleaf Grasshopper) at Cook, ACT - 26 Nov 2020 by AlisonMilton
Dolophones sp. (genus) (Wrap-around spider) at Cook, ACT - 26 Nov 2020 by AlisonMilton
Dicranosterna immaculata (Acacia leaf beetle) at Cook, ACT - 26 Nov 2020 by AlisonMilton
Leptotarsus (Macromastix) costalis (Common Brown Crane Fly) at Cook, ACT - 26 Nov 2020 by AlisonMilton
Coccidae sp. (family) (Unidentified coccid scale insect) at Cook, ACT - 26 Nov 2020 by AlisonMilton
Eriococcidae sp. (family) (Unidentified felted scale) at Cook, ACT - 21 Nov 2020 by CathB
Holoplatys sp. (genus) (Unidentified Holoplatys jumping spider) at Cook, ACT - 21 Nov 2020 by CathB
Acanthonevroides jarvisi (A fruit fly) at Cook, ACT - 20 Nov 2020 by CathB
Edusella puberula (Leaf beetle) at Cook, ACT - 18 Nov 2020 by CathB
Edusella sp. (genus) (A leaf beetle) at Cook, ACT - 18 Nov 2020 by CathB
Camponotus suffusus (Golden-tailed sugar ant) at Cook, ACT - 1 Nov 2020 by MattFox
Ceratopogonidae (family) (Biting Midge) at Cook, ACT - 28 Oct 2020 by CathB
Inopus rubriceps (Sugarcane Soldier Fly) at Cook, ACT - 28 Oct 2020 by CathB
Miridae sp. (family) (Unidentified plant bug) at Cook, ACT - 11 Oct 2020 by CathB
Mycetophilidae sp. (family) (A Fungus gnat) at Cook, ACT - 7 Sep 2020 by CathB
Coracina novaehollandiae (Black-faced Cuckooshrike) at Cook, ACT - 15 Jul 2020 by Tammy
Spergularia rubra (Sandspurrey) at Cook, ACT - 10 Jun 2020 by CathB
Lasiopsylla sp. (genus) (Psyllid or Lerp insect) at Cook, ACT - 1 Jun 2020 by CathB
Dactylis glomerata (Cocksfoot) at Cook, ACT - 26 May 2020 by CathB
Microlaena stipoides (Weeping Grass) at Cook, ACT - 26 May 2020 by CathB
Panicum capillare or P. hillmanii (An exotic invasive panic grass) at Cook, ACT - 26 May 2020 by CathB
Dolomedes sp. (genus) (Fishing spider) at Cook, ACT - 4 May 2020 by CathB
Dytiscidae sp. (family) (Unidentified diving beetle) at Cook, ACT - 18 Apr 2020 by CathB
Oecophoridae (family) (Unidentified Oecophorid concealer moth) at Cook, ACT - 18 Apr 2020 by CathB
Pisauridae sp. (family) (Water spider) at Cook, ACT - 12 Apr 2020 by CathB
Dytiscidae sp. (family) (Unidentified diving beetle) at Cook, ACT - 12 Apr 2020 by CathB
Ranatra sp. (genus) (Water Scorpion or Water Stick Insect) at Cook, ACT - 10 Apr 2020 by CathB
Austrolimnophila antiqua (Crane fly) at Cook, ACT - 9 Apr 2020 by CathB
Gynoplistia (Gynoplistia) bella (A crane fly) at Cook, ACT - 9 Apr 2020 by CathB
Phycitinae (subfamily) (A snout moth) at Cook, ACT - 9 Apr 2020 by CathB
Ischnura aurora (Aurora Bluetail) at Cook, ACT - 9 Apr 2020 by CathB
Ephydridae sp. (family) (Shore Flies) at Cook, ACT - 9 Apr 2020 by CathB
Chironomidae (family) (Non-biting Midge) at Cook, ACT - 9 Apr 2020 by CathB
Sapromyza sp. (genus) (A lauxaniid fly) at Cook, ACT - 9 Apr 2020 by CathB
Corixidae (family) (Water Boatman) at Cook, ACT - 9 Apr 2020 by CathB
Ephemeroptera (order) (Unidentified Mayfly) at Cook, ACT - 7 Apr 2020 by CathB
Leptoceridae sp. (family) (Long-horned caddisfly) at Cook, ACT - 7 Apr 2020 by CathB
Austrolestes leda (Wandering Ringtail) at Cook, ACT - 3 Apr 2020 by CathB
Tetragnatha sp. (genus) (Long-jawed spider) at Cook, ACT - 2 Apr 2020 by CathB
Zygoptera (suborder) (Damselfly) at Cook, ACT - 2 Apr 2020 by CathB
Bermius brachycerus (A grasshopper) at Cook, ACT - 2 Apr 2020 by CathB
Panicum capillare or P. hillmanii (An exotic invasive panic grass) at Cook, ACT - 18 Mar 2020 by CathB
Eucharitidae (family) (Unidentified ant-parasite wasp) at Cook, ACT - 1 Mar 2020 by CathB
Isomoralla eriscota (A concealer moth) at Cook, ACT - 17 Feb 2020 by CathB
Pheidole sp. (genus) (Seed-harvesting ant) at Cook, ACT - 16 Feb 2020 by CathB
Rhytidoponera sp. (genus) (Rhytidoponera ant) at Cook, ACT - 16 Feb 2020 by CathB
Chlorocoma dichloraria (Guenee's or Double-fringed Emerald) at Cook, ACT - 13 Feb 2020 by CathB
Iridomyrmex sp. (genus) (Ant) at Cook, ACT - 10 Feb 2020 by CathB
Meranoplus sp. (genus) (Shield Ant) at Cook, ACT - 10 Feb 2020 by CathB
Rhytidoponera aspera (Greenhead ant) at Cook, ACT - 10 Feb 2020 by CathB
Rutilia (Donovanius) sp. (genus & subgenus) (A Bristle Fly) at Cook, ACT - 10 Feb 2020 by CathB
Peltonyxa sp. (genus) (Trogossitid beetle) at Cook, ACT - 10 Feb 2020 by CathB
Clynotis severus (Stern Jumping Spider) at Cook, ACT - 7 Feb 2020 by CathB
Macrobathra chrysotoxa (A cosmet moth) at Cook, ACT - 20 Jan 2020 by CathB
Servaea sp. (genus) (Unidentified Servaea jumping spider) at Cook, ACT - 17 Jan 2020 by CathB
Aglaotilla sp. (genus) (Australian Velvet Ant) at Cook, ACT - 15 Jan 2020 by CathB
Ancita australis (Longicorn or longhorn beetle) at Cook, ACT - 12 Jan 2020 by CathB
Acizzia sp. (genus) (Unidentified wattle psyllid) at Cook, ACT - 12 Jan 2020 by CathB
Eurymeloides adspersa (Gumtree hopper) at Cook, ACT - 18 Dec 2019 by CathB
Caedicia simplex (Common Garden Katydid) at Cook, ACT - 18 Dec 2019 by CathB
Paropsisterna m-fuscum (Eucalyptus Leaf Beetle) at Cook, ACT - 18 Dec 2019 by CathB
Backobourkia sp. (genus) (An orb weaver) at Cook, ACT - 4 Dec 2019 by CathB
Celaenia calotoides (Bird-dropping spider) at Cook, ACT - 22 Nov 2019 by CathB
Brunotartessus fulvus (Yellow-headed Leafhopper) at Cook, ACT - 1 May 2019 by CathB
Lemidia accincta (Clerid beetle) at Cook, ACT - 16 Apr 2019 by CathB
Adoxia benallae (Leaf beetle) at Cook, ACT - 21 Jan 2019 by CathB
Amphibromus sp. (Swamp Wallaby Grass) at Cook, ACT - 21 Jan 2019 by CathB
Pergidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Sawfly) at Cook, ACT - 12 Jan 2019 by CathB
Helpis minitabunda (Threatening jumping spider) at Cook, ACT - 30 Nov 2018 by CathB
Dicranolaius villosus (Melyrid flower beetle) at Cook, ACT - 25 Nov 2018 by CathB
Gonipterus sp. (genus) (Eucalyptus Weevil) at Cook, ACT - 2 Jul 2018 by CathB
Deliochus sp. (genus) (A leaf curling spider) at Cook, ACT - 2 Jul 2018 by CathB
Cyperus eragrostis (Umbrella Sedge) at Cook, ACT - 25 Mar 2018 by CathB
Pycnobraconoides sp. (genus) (A Braconid wasp) at Cook, ACT - 24 Mar 2018 by CathB
Dasygnathus trituberculatus (Rhinoceros beetle) at Cook, ACT - 7 Mar 2018 by CathB
Formicidae (family) (Unidentified ant) at Cook, ACT - 3 Feb 2018 by CathB
Diptera (order) (Unidentified fly) at Cook, ACT - 1 Feb 2018 by CathB
Ephemeroptera (order) (Unidentified Mayfly) at Cook, ACT - 31 Jan 2018 by CathB
Alternanthera denticulata (Lesser Joyweed) at Cook, ACT - 30 Jan 2018 by CathB

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 16 Apr 2019 10:15 AM Recorded on
  • CathB Recorded by

Additional information

  • Less than 5mm Animal size

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