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Toxorhynchites speciosus


Taxonavigation: Culicoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Cladus: Pancrustacea
Cladus: Allotriocarida
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Holometabola
Superordo: Panorpida
Cladus: Antliophora
Ordo: Diptera
Subordo: Nematocera
Infraordo: Culicomorpha
Superfamilia: Culicoidea

Familia: Culicidae
Subfamilia: Culicinae
Tribus: Toxorhynchitini
Genus: Toxorhynchites
Subgenera: T. (Afrorhynchus) – T. (Ankylorhynchus) – T. (Lynchiella) – T. (Toxorhynchites)


Toxorhynchites Theobald, 1901

Type species: Toxorhynchites brevipalpis Theobald, 1901



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Vernacular names[edit]

English: mosquito hawks
日本語: オオカ属
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