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Trichomyia mecocerca Quate 1963 (moth fly)

Insecta - Diptera - Psychodidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 260744

Full reference: L. W. Quate. 1963. Fossil Psychodidae in Mexican amber, part 2 (Diptera: Insecta). Journal of Paleontology 37(1):110-118

Belongs to Trichomyia according to W. Hennig 1972

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 lengleti, Trichomyia longicornis, Trichomyia nova, Trichomyia procera, Trichomyia pulchra, Trichomyia richardi, Trichomyia smithi, Trichomyia tenera, Trichomyia urbica

Type specimen: UCMP 13074, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is UCMP B-7461, Pa-Buchil, Simojovel region, which is in a Miocene terrestrial amber in Mexico.

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