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Micropeza brevipennis von Roser, 1840
Subfamily: MicropezinaeGenus: Micropeza
Identification: Hind femora yellow with one distal dark ring. Fore coxa long and bulging, yellow with a proximal blackening and a distal cream patch. (cf M. corrigiolata which is clear yellow and doesn't bulge)
Wing short, not quite reaching the end of tergite 6. Haltere brown
Female abdomen: pleural membrane with a distinctive colour pattern consisting of a continuous brown (burnt umber) stripe above a cream-coloured belly (can be darkened). (cf M. corrigiolata with patches of colour). No colour on the hind margins of the tergites.
Male abdomen: Tergites black without hind margin colouration. Pleural membrane not usually much visible in males.
Head: Face black with white dusting by the eyes (which continues on to the genae). Antennal segments all black.Size: 5mm
Images: The main image is a schematic of the female. Photographs in the field: Nikola Rahmé and Nikita Vikhrev.
Europe: Countries (published), online at Fauna Europaea, Occurrences at GBIF