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Trichomyia smithi Quate 1963 (moth fly)

Insecta - Diptera - Psychodidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 260745

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: 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 mecocerca, Trichomyia nova, Trichomyia procera, Trichomyia pulchra, Trichomyia richardi, Trichomyia tenera, Trichomyia urbica

Type specimen: UCMP 12745, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is UCMP B-1402, Simojovel area, which is in a Miocene terrestrial amber in Mexico.

Ecology: epifaunal grazer