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Platynodes westermanni Westwood 1847

Kipling Will
Containing group: Morionini


One species from Africa. The literature seems unclear about the relationship of this species and Megamorio. Specimens in museum collections are of a wide size range and vary in ways that suggest that there may be a number of undescribed species.


Easily recognized by flat body-form, the broadly expanded apex of the prosternal process, very large and prominent temples, non-carinate elytral interval 8 and rounded- or sub-carinate elytral interval 7.

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Scientific Name Platynodes westermanni
Location Africa
Specimen Condition Dead Specimen
Life Cycle Stage Adult
View Dorsal
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Kipling Will

Essig Museum of Entomology University of California, Berkeley, CA

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Will, Kipling. 2005. Platynodes westermanni Westwood 1847. Version 21 February 2005 (under construction). http://tolweb.org/Platynodes_westermanni/28919/2005.02.21 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/

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