New records of six termite (Blattodea: Termitidae) species from Kerala, India

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Poovoli Amina
K. Rajmohana


The present paper reports new records of six species of termites (Blattodea: Termitidae), viz.,  Angulitermes acutus Mathur & Sen-Sarma, Dicuspiditermes obtusus (Silvestri), Pericapritermes dunensis (Roonwal & Sen-Sarma), Pericapritermes topslipensis Thakur, Nasutitermes cherraensis Roonwal & Chhotani, and Nasutitermes kali Roonwal & Chhotani from Kerala.  Three species P. dunensis, N. cherraensis and N. kali are reported for the first time from the Western Ghats. The details of materials collected, diagnostic characters and distribution data in India are provided.

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