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
Nanorder: Neoisoptera
Family: Rhinotermitidae
Froggatt, 1897
Subfamilies
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Rhinotermitidae is 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.

Subfamilies and Genera[edit]

WikiSpecies and the Termite Catalogue[1] list the following:

Coptotermitinae[edit]

Auth.: Holmgren, 1910

Heterotermitinae[edit]

Auth.: Froggatt, 1897 (synonym Leucotermitinae Holmgren, 1910a)

Prorhinotermitinae[edit]

Auth.: Quennedey & Deligne, 1975

Psammotermitinae[edit]

Auth.: Holmgren, 1911 (Note: Holmgren included this taxon in "family Mesotermitidae")

Rhinotermitinae[edit]

Auth.: Froggatt, 1897

Stylotermitinae[edit]

Auth.: Holmgren & Holmgren, 1917

Termitogetoninae[edit]

Auth.: Holmgren, 1910

incertae sedis[edit]

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