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Genus Coptotermes

What is this?? - Coptotermes formosanus Weird little bugs that loose their wings - Coptotermes BioBlitz Bug 33 - Coptotermes formosanus Termite, wingless - Coptotermes formosanus - female Termite? - Coptotermes formosanus Termite from trap? - Coptotermes formosanus Tiny bugs coming out of air vents - Coptotermes formosanus Tiny bugs coming out of air vents - Coptotermes formosanus
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 Rhinotermitidae (Subterranean Termites)
Genus Coptotermes
Explanation of Names
Coptotermes Wasmann 1896
Numbers
a single (adventive) species in our area, ~80 spp. worldwide(1)
Remarks
worldwide, ~25 spp. of this genus are considered pests