Description: Black. Lower face and cheeks rusty yellow, forehead and vertex black-brown (see original description for more)
Gimmerthal says nothing about rings on the hind femur, merely stating that they are light-brown. Thus M. kawalli would be one of only two European species with no rings (cf M. angustipennis). Not a reliable feature.
The other feature distinguishing this from other Micropeza is the head colour, black/brown above (frons) and rusty-yellow below (genae & face)
Hennig, 1936: Black species: Antenna completely or partially yellow: Only the root elements yellow (by which he presumably means the pedicel and scape) vs Antennae all yellow (in which case it would be M. cingulata)
Location: Gimmerthal's location is given as "Curland" which is presumably an old German spelling of "Courland", a region of Latvia.
Latin: Nigra; hypostomate, palpis et pedibua testaceis, fronte et vertice nigro-fusco; alis hyalenis. Long 2///
- black; hypostomatus, palpis legs and feet, front and top black-brown; Wings hyaline. Long 2 (unknown units)
German: Schwarz. Untergesicht und Wangen rostgelb, Stirn und Scheitel schwarzbraun; Taster und Rüssel rostgelb, erstere an der Spitze schwarz.
Die beiden ersten Glieder der Fühler gelb, das 3te mehr oval als tellerformig, schwarzbraun mit zarthaariger Borste.
Mittel- and Hinterleib glanzend schwarz mit greissen Haarchen besetzt.
Beine gelb; Mittel- and Hinterhuften hellbraun, Fusse gegen die Spitze in Braun übergehend. Schwinger schneeweiss mit gelblichem Stiele. Flügell glashell.
- Black. Lower face and cheeks rusty yellow, forehead and vertex black-brown; Palpus and proboscis rusty yellow, the former black at the top.
- The first two limbs of the antennae yellow, the third more oval than plate-shaped, black-brown with delicately hairy bristle.
- Middle and abdomen glossy black with white hair.
- Legs yellow; Mid- and hind femora light brown, turning the tarsi towards the tip in brown. Halteres [?} snow-white with yellowish stems. Wings crystal clear
Ein F aus Curland von Pastor Kawall zur Ansicht erhalten
- One F from Curland received by Pastor Kawall for examination
Recorded as present in Lithuania by Bernotiene (2006) with the spelling "kawalii" (one "L" and two "I"s) This refers to Ozerov, 2005: being an online Fauna Europaea reference, now superceded and consequently unavailable in any format..
In Soós, & Papp, 1984. the spelling is "kawalli" (two "L"s and one "I") They give the reference to Gimmerthahl's paper as Bull. Soc. Nat. Moscou 20(111) 196
Biodiversity Heritage Library give Bull. Soc. Nat. Moscou as an alternative title to Bulletin de la Société impériale des naturalistes de Moscou. where Gimmerthahl's paper is to be found
Gimmerthal spels it "kawallii" (two "L"s and two "I"s) consequently you'll find mis-spellings in places. No-one has used the correct Gimmerthal spelling anywhere yet unless a universal reduction of double "I"s to single "I"s has occurred, in which case the Soós, & Papp one is correct and is adopted here.