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Subterranean Heterotermes termite

Scientific Name
Heterotermes ferox
Scientific Author
(Froggatt, 1898)
Taxonomy
(Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae: Heterotermitinae)
Status
Native Australian Pest Species
Native Australian Pest Species
Reliability
High
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Termes ferox Froggatt, W.W. 1898. Australian Termitidae. Part III. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 22: 721-758 pls xxxiv-xxxv [date on journal 1897, actual date of publication 4 June, 1898 Musgrave, A. 1932. Bibliography of Australian Entomology 1775–1930 with Biographical Notes on Authors and Collectors. Sydney : Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales viii 380 pp. [103]] [724].

Type data: Lectotype ANIC No. 9045 ? alate, Thornleigh, near Sydney, NSW.

Paralectotype(s) ANIC soldier, worker.

Subsequent designation references:

Hill, G.F. 1942. Termites (Isoptera) from the Australian Region. Melbourne : Council for Scientific and Industrial Research 479 pp. 24 pls [125]; Watson, J.A.L. & Miller, L.R. 1989. [Taxonomic discussion]. In, Watson, J.A.L., Brown, W.V., Miller, L.R., Carter, F.L. & Lacey, M.J. Taxonomy of Heterotermes (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) in south-eastern Australia: cuticular hydrocarbons of workers, and soldier and alate morphology. Systematic Entomology 14: 299-325.

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Museum Victoria
Author
Ken Walker
Created
17/12/2010 12:42 AEST
Last Updated
25/04/2012 15:20 AEST
Citation
Ken Walker (2010) Subterranean Heterotermes termite (Heterotermes ferox) Updated on 4/25/2012 3:20:55 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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