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Family Rhinotermitidae - Subterranean Termites

unknown termite species - Reticulitermes Termite (Reticulitermes?) - Reticulitermes Subterranean termite reproductive - Reticulitermes Swarming Termites - Reticulitermes Reticulitermes sp? - Reticulitermes Reticulitermes termites - Reticulitermes Reticulitermes
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)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Rhinotermitidae Light 1921
9 spp. in 4 genera in our area(1), ~320 spp. in 12 genera worldwide(2)
Nest in soil(1)
many members of this family are significant economic pests(1)
Species of our fauna:
Coptotermes Wasmann 1896: formosanus Shiraki 1909
Heterotermes Froggatt 1897: aureus (Snyder 1920) [Colorado and Gila deserts of so. AZ & CA into Baja; occasionally in Houston, TX]
Prorhinotermes Silvestri 1909: simplex (Hagen 1858) se. FL & West Indies
Reticulitermes Holmgren 1913: arenicola Goellner 1931, flavipes (Kollar 1837), hageni Banks 1920, hesperus Banks 1920, tibialis Banks 1920, virginicus (Banks 1907)