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Species Reticulitermes flavipes - Eastern Subterranean Termite

Eastern Subterranean Termite Soldiers - Reticulitermes flavipes termites - Reticulitermes flavipes termites - Reticulitermes flavipes termite - Reticulitermes flavipes female alate - Reticulitermes flavipes - female wing of female alate - Reticulitermes flavipes - female worker termites - Reticulitermes flavipes Insect found on Friend's Porch - Reticulitermes flavipes
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 Reticulitermes
Species flavipes (Eastern Subterranean Termite)
Range
e. US + west of the Rockies(1) (the only termite found in northern, cold-winter regions); introduced in Europe(2)
Remarks
particularly harmful to wooden elements in buildings but can also attack living trees(2)
Internet References
Fact sheet[Cite:185010]
Works Cited
1.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.
2.Alien terrestrial arthropods of Europe
Roques A., Kenis M., Lees D., Lopez-Vaamonde C., Rabitsch W., Rasplus J.-Y., Roy D., eds. 2010. BioRisk 4 Special Issue; 2 vols., 1028 pp.
3.termite.com