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Species Coptotermes formosanus - Formosan Subterranean Termite

What is this?? - Coptotermes formosanus BioBlitz Bug 33 - Coptotermes formosanus what kind of bug is this? - Coptotermes formosanus Termite, wingless - Coptotermes formosanus - female Formosan subterranean termite - Coptotermes formosanus Termite? - Coptotermes formosanus Coptotermes formosanus Coptotermes - 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
Species formosanus (Formosan Subterranean Termite)
Explanation of Names
Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki 1909
Range
native to China, has spread to many parts of the world; in our area, se. US (NC-FL-TX) & so. CA (San Diego Co.)(1)(2)
Remarks
first detected in our area: SC 1957(2)
Internet References
Fact sheet (Su & Scheffrahn 2013)(1)
Fact sheet (Henderson 2014)(2)