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Trichomyia lengleti Lak et al. 2008 (moth fly)

Insecta - Diptera - Psychodidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 227432

Full reference: M. Lak, D. Azar, A. Nel, D. Neraudeau, and P. Tafforeau. 2008. The oldest representative of the Trichomyiinae (Diptera: Psychodidae) from the Lower Cenomanian French amber studied with phase contrast synchrotron X-ray imaging. Invertebrate Systematics 22(4):471-478

Belongs to Trichomyia according to F. Stebner et al. 2015

Sister taxa: Phalaenomyia, Trichomyia antiquaria, Trichomyia axeli, Trichomyia brevicornis, Trichomyia buceras, Trichomyia concinna, Trichomyia crassicornis, Trichomyia declivivena, Trichomyia decora, Trichomyia discalis, Trichomyia distincta, Trichomyia duckhousei, Trichomyia formosula, Trichomyia glomerosa, Trichomyia longicornis, Trichomyia mecocerca, Trichomyia nova, Trichomyia procera, Trichomyia pulchra, Trichomyia richardi, Trichomyia smithi, Trichomyia tenera, Trichomyia urbica

Type specimen: MNHN BUZ 2.7, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is La Buzinie roadworks amber, Champniers, which is in a Cenomanian terrestrial amber in France.

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Average measurements (in mm): body 1.33 x 0.38, wing 1.01 x 0.39