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Rainieria calceata Fallen, 1820

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Rainieria calceata Fallen, 1820

Meise, BRABANT ● Belgium

Description: The length is 5.5-10mm. The abdomen is lustrous black. This species can be distinguished by the dark markings on the wings and the white first segment of middle and post tarsi. Like all known micropezids, it has short antennae, the laterodorsal tooth on the outer edge of the peritreme and a very elongate, parallel-sided body form.

Biology: This species breeds in moist organic debris in hollow tree-trunks.

Habitat: Forests and woods.

Distribution: Central and Western Europe.

Saproxylic Insect Survey of the Virginia Water and Bishopsgate areas of Windsor Park, 2002-2003, English Nature Research Reports
Beï-Bienko G., 1989. Keys to The Insects of The European Part of The USSR, Brill Archive.