Can anyone help in identifying an Australian insect. I'm pretty experienced at identifying insects (at the very least to family or genera) and have tried local ID keys without successbut this one has beaten me, I can't even get it to an Order.
Seen in Southern Highlands, New South Wales, Australia.
Some anatomical notes:
Approx 20mm total length
No wings nor any obvious vestigial wings seen
Antenna, very short, 6 or 7 segments, fine hairs
Mouthparts - no obvious rostrum, beak or mandibles
Tarsi 2 or 3 segments, fine hairs
X3 ocelli on top of head between large compound eyes
Abdomen possibly 7 or 8 segments (no waist apparent), tapering to end