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Michaelseni Coptotermes termite

Scientific Name
Coptotermes michaelseni
Scientific Author
Silvestri, 1909
Taxonomy
(Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae: Coptotermitinae)
Status
Native Australian Pest Species
Reliability
High
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Diagnostic Notes
These termites are the most destructive in SW Western Australia.

Coptotermes michaelseni Silvestri, F. 1909. Isoptera. pp. 279-314 pls xvi-xxi in Michaelsen, W. & Hartmeyer, R. (eds). Die Fauna Südwest-Australiens. Vol. 2. Jena : Fischer [293].

Type data: Lectotype ZMH ? alate, Mundijong (as Mundijoug), WA.

Paralectotype(s) ZMH alates, workers.

Subsequent designation references:

Watson, J.A.L., Miller, L.R. & Abbey, H.M. 1998. Isoptera. pp. 163-250 in Houston, W.W.K. & Wells, A. (eds). Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Archaeognatha, Zygentoma, Blattodea, Isoptera, Mantodea, Dermaptera, Phasmatodea, Embioptera, Zoraptera. Melbourne : CSIRO Publishing, Australia Vol. 23 xiii 464 pp.
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Museum Victoria
Author
Ken Walker
Created
07/10/2010 03:38 AEST
Last Updated
07/10/2010 15:38 AEST
Citation
Ken Walker (2010) Michaelseni Coptotermes termite (Coptotermes michaelseni) Updated on 10/7/2010 3:38:34 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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