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Kipling Will
Containing group: Morionini


Six species are attributed to this genus, all restricted to Africa. A key to species was provided by Straneo (1949). It is very similar to and may prove to be congeneric with Platynodes. Study of the types for all included species is needed.


Generally formed like a large, slightly depressed Morion but with sharply carinate elytral intervals 7-8.


Chaudoir, M. d. 1880. Essai monographique sur les Morionides. Bulletin de la Soci?t? imp?riale des Naturalistes de Moscou. 55(1): 317-384.

Straneo, S. L. 1949. Sul genere Megamorio Chaud. Memorie della Societ? di Entomologia Italiana 28: 73-80.

Title Illustrations
Scientific Name Megamorio sp.
Location Africa
Specimen Condition Dead Specimen
Life Cycle Stage Adult
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Essig Museum of Entomology University of California, Berkeley, CA

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