TitleToxorhynchites (Toxorhynchites) Mexicanus, n. sp (Diptera : Culicidae) from Mexican amber: A New World species with Old World affinities
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsZavortink, TJ, Poinar, GO
JournalProceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington
Type of ArticleJournal Article

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.

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