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Sunday, September 09, 2012

Homallotermes sp

Homallotermes species resembles Termes rostratus unless view more closely where the missing frontal projection would then be obvious. Further the mandibles are longer and the left mandible is slightly curved rightwards and upwards (in the middle half section from the base) as is typical of Procapritermes. Other than the head color, the significantly smaller head capsule (proportionately) of the soldier might suggest this as a sot of transitional species of Procapritermes and Mirocapritermes.

While some termites genera are common throughout this location, others are either rare or the numbers of species (meaning the species that appeared to be very closely related) are few. Of the Termes group, Pericapritermes and Termes genera seemed to the most successful, very commonly found in areas where there are sufficient vegetation cover. Other genera (meaning the species that appeared to be very closely related) like Procapritermes and Dicuspiditermes are common but only in forest type environment. Others still such as Homallotermes, Kemneritermes and Capritermes even when they are found in forest type environment, the density of nests and the number of related species (in the genus) are few.



Workers and soldier of Homallotermes
Workers and soldier of Homallotermes foraminifer.

Workers and soldier of Homallotermes
Workers and soldier of Homallotermes foraminifer.

Worker and soldier of Homallotermes
Workers and soldier of Homallotermes foraminifer.

A soldier of Homallotermes
A soldier of Homallotermes foraminifer.

A soldier of Homallotermes
A soldier of Homallotermes foraminifer.

Workers of Homallotermes foraminifer.

Worker and soldier of Homallotermes
Worker and soldier of Homallotermes foraminifer.

Workers and soldiers of Homallotermes foraminifer.


Worker and soldiers of Homallotermes foraminifer.


Worker and soldier of Homallotermes foraminifer.

Soldiers of Homallotermes foraminifer.





Taxonomy
Domain: Eukaryota 2759
Kingdom - Animalia
Subkingdom - Bilateria 33213
Branch: Protostomia 33317
Infrakingdom: Ecdysozoa
Superphylum: Panarthropoda 88770
Phylum: Arthropoda 6656
Subphylum: Mandibulata 197563
Infraphylum: Atelocerata
Superclass: Panhexapoda
Epiclass: Hexapoda 6960
Class: Insecta 50557
Subclass: Dicondylia 85512
Infraclass:: Pterygota 7496
Superorder: Dictyoptera 6970
Order: Isoptera 7499 (Suborder)
Family: Termitidae 46569
Subfamily: Termitinae 92738
Tribe: Termitini
Group: Termes group 377834
Genus: Homallotermes 377818
Species: foraminifer


Last Updated: 2013 11 25
First Published: 2012 09 09

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