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Thursday, February 02, 2017

Parrhinotermes sp2

The Parrhinotermes genus termites are among the smallest termites of this location. Most species of this genus have workers of around 3 millimeters. They are closely related to Schedorhinotermes but are much smaller with monomorphic soldiers and also lacking the pungent smell of Schedorhinotermes. With some species having soldiers below 3 millimeters they are smaller than some of the smallest termites of the Nasutitermitinae sub family. Of the termites of this location only Labritermes has workers that are smaller.









 There are the occasion workers that are smaller (i.e. the head) but this are not consistently observed to indication dimorphism.







See also:
Parrhinotermes



Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Subclass: Pterygota
Infraclass: Neoptera
Superorder: Dictyoptera
Order: Isoptera 7499
Family: Rhinotermitidae 36985
Subfamily: Rhinotermitinae 72652
Genus: Parrhinotermes 62956



Last Updated: 2017 02 02

First Posted: 2017 02 02
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