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Mutillidae

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Overview 
The Australasian fauna is very poorly studied. Only two of the seven subfamilies occur in Australia and the generic classification is uniformative in that most species are placed in a single genus, Ephutomorpha.

Mutillids are ectoparasitoids, and can be found on bare ground, sandy areas, tree trunks and walls where they search for nests of Sphecidae, Crabrionidae, Vespidae and Apidae whose larvae or pupae they parasitise.


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