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Micropeza grallatrix Loew, 1868
Subfamily: MicropezinaeGenus: Micropeza
One of two Micropeza species with extensive areas of yellow on the thorax (cf Micropeza lateralis). They are differentiated by the colour pattern on the thorax and by the colour of the antennal flagellomere
Identification: Thorax: Mesonotum black with no stripes. On the pleura the black fades through chestnut to an upper golden yellow stripe, again fading through chestnut to a lower burnt umber stripe and finally more golden yellow on the lower pleura and all coxae.
Head: No spot on the occiput. Genae pale yellow dusted. Antennae: First antennal flagellomere segment orange to orange-brown. Legs: Hind femur with two black rings
Size: Males 5.5 - 6.5 mm, females 7 - 9 mm (including oviscape)
There are numerous additional images of this species here.
Europe: Countries (published), online at Fauna Europaea, Occurrences at GBIF