Identification keys and hosts are given in Morgan (1984) and Archer (2003). Kunz (1994) treats C. rutiliventris as a synonym of C. ignita. Linsenmaier (1997) treats this taxon as a valid species including a subspecies vanlithi Linsenmaier, 1959.
This map is for Chrysis rutiliventris agg.
Widespread in England,Wales, Scotland, Isle of Man, Isles of Scilly and the Channel Islands.
Overseas, Linsenmaier (1997) gives Europe (except for northern Europe),Turkey and Korea, and the subspecies vanlithi throughout Europe, North Africa, central Asia and China.