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P-ISSN: 2349-6800, E-ISSN: 2320-7078

Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies

2019, Vol. 7, Issue 6
Identification of termite species infesting live trees

M Suganthy and P Pretheepkumar

Termite species collected from the infested live trees of Forest College and Research Institute, Mettupalayam, Tamil Nadu, India, were identified to be Coptotermes frenchi (Azadirachta indica), Coptotermes formosanus (Swietenia macrophylla), Coptotermes curvignathus (Tamarindus indica), Coptotermes dreghorni (Simarouba glauca), and Reticulitermes flavipes (Pongamia pinnata) under the family, Rhinotermitidae, and, Odontotermes globicola (Chukrasia tabularis), Odontotermes feae (Melia dubia), Odontotermes gurdaspurensis (Dalbergia sissoo), Odontotermes yadevi (Acrocarpus fraxinifolius) and Microcerotermes laxmi (Eucalyptus globulus), under the family, Termitidae, respectively.
<em>Odontotermes feae   </em>Termitidae(<em>Melia dubia</em>)
Fig. 1: Odontotermes feae Termitidae(Melia dubia)
<em>Odontotermes gurdaspurensis</em> Termitidae (<em>Dalbergia sissoo</em>)
Fig. 2: Odontotermes gurdaspurensis Termitidae (Dalbergia sissoo)
<em>Coptotermes curvignathus</em> Rhinotermitidae(<em>Tamarindus indica</em>)
Fig. 3: Coptotermes curvignathus Rhinotermitidae(Tamarindus indica)
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How to cite this article:
M Suganthy, P Pretheepkumar. Identification of termite species infesting live trees. J Entomol Zool Stud 2019;7(6):79-82.

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