Termopsidae

Termopsidae

[tər′mäp·sə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
A family of insects in the order Isoptera composed of damp wood-dwelling forms.
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Pathobiology and disease transmission in Dampwod termites [Zootermopsis angusticollis (Isoptera: Termopsidae)] infected with the fungus Metarhizium anisopliae (Deuteromycotina: Hyphomycetes).
As reported for Kalotermitidae and Termopsidae by Collins (1991), the dampwood termite, N.
Existem sete familias representantes da ordem dos cupins: Mastotermitidae, Kalotermitidae, Termopsidae, Hodotermitidae, Serritermitidae, Rhinotermitidae e Termitidae (GRASSE, 1986).
Comparative toxicity of methyl bromide against ten Nearctic termite species (Isoptera: Termopsidae, Kalotermitidae, Rhinotermitidae).
Rate, amount, and distribution pattern of alimentary fluid transfer via trophallaxis in three species of termites (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae Termopsidae).
In Termopsidae, being the primitive and relatively basal families (Kambhampati et al., 1996), some studies have focused on the caste developmental pathway of Archotermopsis (Imms, 1919), Stolotermes (Morgan, 1959), Porotermes (Mensa-Bonsu, 1976) and Zootermopsis (Heath, 1927; Castle, 1934; Myles, 1986; Hahn and Myles, 1994).
Rates of reproductivity and caste mimicry in the primitive damp-wood termite genus Zootermopsis (Isoptera: Termopsidae).
Determination of maintenance conditions for several species of termites (Isoptera: Mastotermitidae, Termopsidae, Rhinotermitidae, Termitidae).
Among all specimens prepared for histological analysis, there were 25 for Hodotermopsis sjoestedti Holmgren (Termopsidae) including 4 soldiers, 8 for Hodotermes mossambicus (Hagen) (Hodotermitidae) including 3 soldiers, 13 for Kalotermes flavicollis (Fabricius) (Kalotermitidae), 10 for Prorhinotermes canalifrons (Sjoestedt) (Rhinotermitidae), and 2 for Nasutitermes voeltzkowi (Wasmann) (Termitidae).
Disease resistance: a benefit of sociality in the dampwood termite Zootermopsis angusticollis (Isoptera: Termopsidae).
Histological analysis included 25 Hodotermopsis sjoestedti Holmgren (Termopsidae), 8 Hodotermes mossambicus (Hagen) (Hodotermitidae), 13 Kalotermes flavicollis (Fabricius) (Kalotermitidae), 10 Prorhinotermes canalifrons (Sjoestedt) (Rhinotermitidae), and 2 Nasutitermes voeltzkowi (Wasmann) (Termitidae).
Support also comes from observations in other insect taxa, where the vibrations caused by the knocking and scraping of gasters on substrate by several species of ants (Formicidae: Dolicherinae) and the head-drumming of the damp-wood termite, Zootermopsis nevadensis (Isoptera: Termopsidae) appear to function as alarm calls (Kirchner et al.