Rutilia (Chrysorutilia) splendida-decora-cryptica complex

The Rutilia (Chrysorutilia) splendida-decora-cryptica species complex includes species with variable, and overlapping, colour and pattern. The species have the head largely orange including antennae, the post orbits contrasting silver, the anepisternum (mesopleuron) with a conspicuous white spot, and thorax and abdomen dark with lighter metallic pattern. The pattern on the abdomen, especially tergite four (third visible segment), varies greatly from small spots to bands.

Late March 2020
Acton Park
Image by Emma Sommerville, used with permission.

Early February 2022
Kingston
Images by Phillip Bessell, used with permission.

Early January 2014
Rocky Cape National Park, Sisters Beach

Rutilia (Chrysorutilia) cf. decora
Early January 2011
pinmatik/Rocky Cape National Park, Sisters Beach

Mid January 2014
Rocky Cape National Park, Sisters Beach

Early February 2019
Northern Midlands
Image by Dion French, used with permission.