Velvet Ant sp.

Ephutomorpha subcristata Turner, 1914

A small but fast ant that moves very quickly with the abdomen pointed upwards from its body. The ant normally freezes when it feels disturbances before it quickly moves away again.

How to identify Ephutomorpha subcristata?

What habitats does Ephutomorpha subcristata live in?

Locally can be found in the sand on the edge of the scrub

What is the distribution of Ephutomorpha subcristata?

Specimens have been sighted in Tasmania and Victoria

How big does Ephutomorpha subcristata grow?

This ant is about 4 to 5mm in size

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