More Termites

Termite Glyptotermes chiraharitae

Glyptotermes chiraharitae

A new species of termite, Glyptotermes chiraharitae, was recently described by Amina Poovoli and K. Rajmohana. The termite was found flying in the Malabar Wildlife Sanctuary at Kakkayam, India. The termite is not a pest, but other species in the Genus are pests in Sri Lanka.  Glyptotermes chiraharitae is a damp wood termite limited in range to evergreen forests of the Western Ghats.

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Jonathan Neal is an Associate Professor of Entomology at Purdue University and author of the textbook, Living With Insects (2010). This blog is a forum to communicate about the intersection of insects with people and policy. This is a personal blog. The opinions and materials posted here are those of the author and are in no way connected with those of my employer.
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