Megasis philippella

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Megasis philippella
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pyralidae
Genus: Megasis[1]
Species: M. philippella
Binomial name
Megasis philippella
(Viette, 1970)
Synonyms
  • Tsaraphycis philippella Viette, 1970

Megasis philippella is a species of snout moth in the genus Megasis. It was described by Pierre Viette in 1970, and is known from northern Madagascar.

Its wingspan is around 32–34 mm, length of the forewings is 17.5-18.5 mm. The forewings are dark grey with black spots, grey and brown zones. Rear wings are grey black.

The holotype was collected by P. Soga in Andilambe.[2]

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