Macrophya rufipes Linnaeus, 1758 ♀
Hamoir, LIEGE ● Belgium
Description: 11-12 mm length. Antennae subclavate, black. Head black, covered with a fuscous pile, shining, punctured, front depressed, ocelli raised, clypeus moderately incised; clypeus, labrum, palpi, and mandibles white. Thorax half shining, black, with a fuscous pile, deeply and closely punctured; pleurae opaque, deeply punctured ; a line on the pronotum, and scutellum white. Abdomen black, the whole of the third and fourth segments above and at the sides reddish, a large stripe on the sixth, and a smaller mark on the seventh at the sides and apex white. Legs : all the coxae except at the apex black, the four anterior and posterior at the base straw-yellow or pale red, hind femora and tibiae reddish, posterior tibiae with a black line near the base, hind tarsi and calcaria black. The anterior femora have a reddish tinge. Wings hyaline, smoky at the apex, costa and stigma sordid-testaceous.
The amount of red on the abdomen is subject to variation.
Biology : The larva feed on Agrimonia eupatoria and Vitis vinifera. The adults are seen from May to July.
Distribution: Europe, Russia, Turkey, Caucasus, Central Asia.
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Musée d’Histoire Naturelle, Luxembourg.
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