Bristle Fly - Rutilia sp. card
Australian native fauna
Reproduced from an original watercolour painting by Cheryl Hodges
Greeting card 10 x 15cm, blank inside with white envelope
Text on reverse of card reads:
Rutilia species are in the family Tachinidae, found in eastern mainland Australia and Tasmania. Their larvae are parasitoids of scarab beetle larvae. Females lay their eggs in or on a host animal or host food plant. Adults feed on nectar and plants.