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1 January 2008 Toxorhynchites (toxorhynchites) mexicanus, N. SP. (Diptera: Culicidae) from Mexican Amber: A New World Species with Old World Affinities
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A new species of fossil mosquito, Toxorhynchites (Toxorhynchites) mexicanus, is described from Mexican amber. This species differs from all extant species of the genus by having a strong bristle posteriorly on the postpronotum and it differs from all species of the subgenus Toxorhynchites by having the unique combination of a short rm index (1.3) and conspicuous caudal tufts of setae on the abdomen. This is the first record of the Old World subgenus Toxorhynchites in the New World.

Thomas J. Zavortink and George O. Poinar Jr. "Toxorhynchites (toxorhynchites) mexicanus, N. SP. (Diptera: Culicidae) from Mexican Amber: A New World Species with Old World Affinities," Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 110(1), 116-125, (1 January 2008). https://doi.org/10.4289/0013-8797-110.1.116
Published: 1 January 2008
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