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Photo#1418834
 Dampwood termite? - Pterotermes occidentis

Dampwood termite? - Pterotermes occidentis
Nogales, Santa Cruz County, Arizona, USA
August 5, 2017
Size: 9 mm (without wings)
Attracted to mercury vapor and ultraviolet lights
Coordinates: 31.335262, -110.936444
Elevation: 3936 ft

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Moved
Moved from Pterotermes.

Moved
Moved from Incisitermes.

Moved

 
Great!
Thank you Zhao!

 
No problem, but...
Are you sure they were 9mm without wings? Currently as it stands the only Incisitermes species around those areas are I. minor and I. banksi, this resembles the latter however I. banksi is reported to be not exceeding 10mm with wings. 9mm without would imply a rather large termite. On that note if it indeed is 9mm it's possible this isn't an Incisitermes species at all.

 
Yes, I'm sure about its size
I try not to estimate sizes because I could easily be wrong. Only in my early posts (2015) I, sometimes, dared to provide estimates. Later, I only provided info about size after taking measurements.

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