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Family Kalotermitidae - Drywood and Dampwood Termites

 Dampwood termite? - Marginitermes hubbardi  Dampwood termite? - Marginitermes hubbardi Termite submitted for species range - Neotermes Termite - Kalotermes approximatus - male It has wings but I haven’t seen it fly - Incisitermes minor Paraneotermes simplicicornis Red headed insects  - Incisitermes minor Incisitermes schwarzi - Neotermes jouteli
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Blattodea (Cockroaches and Termites)
Superfamily Blattoidea
No Taxon (Epifamily Termitoidae - Termites)
Family Kalotermitidae (Drywood and Dampwood Termites)
Numbers
18 spp. in 8 genera in our area(1), ~450 spp. in 21 genera worldwide(2)
Remarks
These termites often leave little sign of their presence inside wood.
Species known to occur in NA:
Calcaritermes Snyder 1933: nearcticus (Snyder 1933)
Cryptotermes Banks 1906: brevis (Walker 1853), cavifrons Banks 1906
Incisitermes Krishna 1961: arizonensis (Snyder 1926), banksi (Snyder 1920), fruticavus Rust 1979, milleri (Emerson 1943), minor (Hagen 1858), schwarzi (Banks 1920), snyderi (Light 1933)
Kalotermes Hagen 1853: approximatus Snyder 1920
Marginitermes Krishna 1961: hubbardi (Banks 1920)
Neotermes Holmgren 1911: castaneus (Burmeister 1839), jouteli (Banks 1920), luykxi Nickle and Collins 1989
Paraneotermes Light 1937: simplicicornis (Banks 1920)
Pterotermes Holmgren 1911: occidentis (Walker 1853)