Sphallomorpha tasmanica

Sphallomorpha c.f. tasmanica. formerly known as Silphomorpha tasmanica.  A Tasmanian endemic species.

Late December 2011
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart
 

Late November 2015
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart

Late November 2015
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart
They have very rapid movement and superficially look like small cockroaches.

 

Mid December 2015
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart

 

Mid December 2015
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart
Showing some of the feeding behaviour.  When catching the ants it spins.

Mid December 2015
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart

References
Grove S.J., Forster  L. G. ,Porch, N. (2021) An illustrated checklist of the insects of Tasmania. Part 1 – Coleoptera (beetles). The Royal Society of Tasmania. Hobart