New records of nasutiform termite (Nasutitermitinae: Termitidae: Isoptera) from Meghalaya, India

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Khirod Sankar Das
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5567-6492
Sudipta Choudhury

Abstract

 Termites, an important group of insects, present almost everywhere and play a vital role in the modification of their surrounding environment.  This taxonomic account is a part of our study on the termite fauna of Meghalaya and deals with two new records of nasutiform termite from the state.  The studied samples were identified as Hospitalitermes jepsoni Snyder, 1934 and Nasutitermes matangensis matangensis Haviland, 1898 based on the available morphological keys.  The genus Hospitalitermes Holmgren, 1912 is also documented for the first time from the state.  The range of the morphometrics for H. jepsoni has been revised.


, Nasutitermes matangensis matangensis, .

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Das, K.S. and Choudhury, S. 2020. New records of nasutiform termite (Nasutitermitinae: Termitidae: Isoptera) from Meghalaya, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 12, 9 (Jun. 2020), 16190–16192. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.5159.12.9.16190-16192.
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Khirod Sankar Das, Entomology Laboratory, Department of Zoology, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong, Meghalaya 973022, India.

Research Scholar, Entomology Laboratory, Department of Zoology,

North Eastern Hill University, Shillong-973022,

Sudipta Choudhury, Entomology Laboratory, Department of Zoology, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong, Meghalaya 973022, India.

Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology,

North Eastern Hill University, Shillong-973022,

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