Metallic Brown Spider Wasp


Black Mutillid Wasp - Ephutomorpha sp.

Family Mutillidae 

This page contains pictures and information about Black Mutillid Wasps that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Body length 20mm, male
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We took those photos in Mt Nebo rainforest during mid summer. It has the hairy legs and body.
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Here we would like to thank Professor Denis Brothers sending us email advised that this wasp is family Mutillidae (genus Ephutomorpha) male.

1. Insects of Australia, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1991, pp 976.

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Last updated: July 15, 2012.