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Trichomyia antiquaria Quate 1961 (moth fly)

Insecta - Diptera - Psychodidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 261221

Full reference: L. W. Quate. 1961. Fossil Psychodidae (Diptera: Insecta) in Mexican amber, part I. Journal of Paleontology 35(5):949-951

Belongs to Trichomyia according to W. Hennig 1972

Sister taxa: 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 smithi, Trichomyia tenera, Trichomyia urbica

Type specimen: UCMP 12685, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is UCMP B-5103, Las Cruces landslide, Simojovel region, which is in a Miocene terrestrial amber in Mexico.

Ecology: epifaunal grazer