Rhinotermitidae

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Rhinotermitidae
Reticulitermes banyulensis crop.jpg
Reticulitermes banyulensis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Blattodea
Infraorder: Isoptera
Parvorder: Euisoptera
Nanordo: Neoisoptera
Family: Rhinotermitidae
Froggatt, 1897
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The Rhinotermitidae are a family of termites (Isoptera). They feed on wood and can cause extensive damage to buildings or other wooden structures. About 345 species are recognized, among these are severe pests such as Coptotermes formosanus, Coptotermes gestroi, and Reticulitermes flavipes.

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