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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Genus Coptotermes

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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