Identification: Head: Eyes small in relation to head; Occiput & frons mostly black Thorax: Black. Wings dark, especially darkened along costa, folded on to the abdomen. Scutellum with 2 pairs of bristles Legs: Femorae black,
Bygebjerg, 2012: Eyes small in relation to head and head profile as in Fig. 6a. Wings dark, especially darkened along costa (see wing image). Femora typically all predominantly black (on some specimens the black area is reduced on the hind pair). Often only 2 pairs of bristles on scutellum
Key: Bygebjerg, R., Munk, T., & Elnif, J. (2011). Chyliza leguminicola Melander, 1920 (Diptera: Psilidae) new to the Palaearctic fauna. Entomologiske Meddelelser, 79(2), 73–84.
Europe: Countries (published), online at Fauna Europaea, Occurrences at GBIF
The larva of C. leguminicola is undescribed. Imagines have been bred from L. polyphyllus, and it is assumed that the larvae are eating the roots or stems of this plant. At present time we have no observations of the egg laying behaviour of females, but on one occasion two eggs and a first instar larva of a dipteran species were found under the most basal leaves of a Lupinus plant, and these are presumably C. leguminicola