Description: Small species and hard to detect (♂ 4-5.5 mm, ♀ 5-6.5 mm). The head is flattened, the eyes are relatively large and the pronotum is dome-shaped. Body almost entirely black, with some light patches on the abdomen and legs . The fore wings are unicoloured and shorter than the hind wings. A yellow longitudinal stripe runs on the fore femur. Similar species:Xya variegata Adults: Imagoes can be found all year long, but most abundant between March and September. Song: Males have no calling song. Habitat: Riverbanks. Active at night, digging burrows in the wet sand. Distribution: Only a few records from Hungary. It has been found in the west, along the Danube and Raba rivers. Also found on the Great Hungarian Plain. It's a Balkanic species.
Xya pfaendleri (Author: Kiss Tamás, source: ízeltlábúak.hu, CC BY 4.0)