Identification: Generally shiny black. Thorax: Black with some slight yellowing on the humeri and the sides of the scutellum. Propleuron with long setae at the ventral margin (from Roháček who illustrates M. lateralis for this character) Head: Frons & occiput black. Yellow colouration near the eyes extends from the anterior part of the frons, down past the antennae and around the mouth opening in a thin band. Antennae: All segments yellow, arista white.
Legs: All coxae black with a yellowish tinge. All legs black except femorae. Hind femora yellow with three black rings: the first occupies the entire basal half, the second a broad ring at about 2/3rds the way along and an apical (or subapical) black ring.
Photographs: There are no images to be had of this species. Just the head and hind femur of a pinned specimen in Ozerov, 2008.
Ozerov, 2008: Body color is black. Antennae dark yellow, arista white. Coxae of all legs black, with a yellowish tinge; the femorae of the front legs are yellow, but blackish on the upper surface in the basal half and with two black rings in the apical third; femorae of middle and hind legs yellow, with three black rings: wide basal and two narrow in apical third (see figure); the tibiae of all legs are blackish with a yellowish tinge intensifying to the apex, with a distinct black apical ring; tarsi of all legs are black. Sternit 5 of the abdomen of a male of a triangular shape, with a notch at the posterior edge, along the posterior edge with long setae (Fig. 17). Surstyli as in fig. 4 (translation D.Sumner)
Unknown. Try damp areas near indigenous leguminous plants.