Carcass consumption by Nasutitermes callimorphus (Blattodea: Isoptera) in highland forests from Brazil

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Igor Eloi
Mário Herculano de Oliveira
Maria Avany Bezerra-Gusmão


This note reports the occurrence of carcass feeding by Nasutitermes callimorphus, a endemic termite from brazilian evergreen forests. Based on this observation and previous reports, it is plausible to think that drought may play a important role in the occurrence of necrophagy in termites.

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Eloi, I., Oliveira, M.H. de and Bezerra-Gusmão, M.A. 2020. Carcass consumption by Nasutitermes callimorphus (Blattodea: Isoptera) in highland forests from Brazil. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 12, 9 (Jun. 2020), 16187–16189. DOI:


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