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Microchrysa cyaneiventris

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Microchrysa cyaneiventris, the black gem, is a European species of soldier fly. [1]

Description

A small species (Body 4.0 mm. long) Antennae yellow. Legs predominantly yellow. Pubescence in middle part of mesonotum and on abdomen light-colored in male. Abdomen of female and also frons of female shiny black, at most with a light bluish tinge.[2][3][4]

Biology

The flight period is May to September. Habitats are deciduous woodland edges, hedgerows, isolated trees, and bushes. It is associated with water margins and fallen decomposing leaves. Larvae have been found in decaying vegetation and moss.

Distribution

North Europe. Central Europe.

References

  1. ^ Stubbs, A. & Drake, M. (2001). British Soldierflies and Their Allies: A Field Guide to the Larger British Brachycera. British Entomological & Natural History Society. pp. 512 pp. ISBN 1-899935-04-5.
  2. ^ Seguy. E. Faune de France Faune n° 13 1926. Diptères Brachycères. 308 p., 685 fig.
  3. ^ George Henry VerrallStratiomyidae and succeeding families of the Diptera Brachycera of Great Britain- British flies (1909)BHL Full text with illustrations
  4. ^ E. P. Narchuk in Bei-Bienko, G. Ya, 1988 Keys to the insects of the European Part of the USSR Volume 5 (Diptera) Part 2 English edition. Keys to Palaearctic species but now needs revision.
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Microchrysa cyaneiventris: Brief Summary

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Microchrysa cyaneiventris, the black gem, is a European species of soldier fly.

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