Metallic Brown Spider Wasp


Red Mutillid Wasp - ? sp.

Family Mutillidae 

This page contains pictures and information about Red Mutillid Wasps that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Body length 10mm, male
This is a male Red Mutillid Wasp. Males are winged and look very different from females. Females are wingless and ant-like.
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Picture were taken near Tingalpa Creek in Brisbane Koala Bushlands on Nov 2011. 

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

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