Zootermopsis

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Zootermopsis angusticollis
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Zootermopsis
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Zootermopsis angusticollis
Zootermopsis laticeps
Zootermopsis nevadensis

Zootermopsis is a genus of termites (Isoptera) in the family Archotermopsidae, a group known as the dampwood termites. They are found in temperate rain forests of western North America. One species, Zootermopsis nevadensis, has become established in Japan[1].

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The genus has three species; Zootermopsis angusticollis, Zootermopsis laticeps, and Zootermopsis nevadensis. Z. nevadensis is subdivided into two subspecies, Z. n. nevadensis and Z. n. nuttingi.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yashiro, Toshihisa; Mitaka, Yuki; Nozaki, Tomonari; Matsuura, Kenji (2018). "Chemical and molecular identification of the invasive termite Zootermopsis nevadensis (Isoptera: Archotermopsidae) in Japan". Applied Entomology and Zoology. 53 (2): 215–221. doi:10.1007/s13355-018-0545-0.