A New Synonymy of Coptotermes formosanus (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae)

Zhi-Qiang Li


The taxonomy of the genus Coptotermes is far from settled in the world, especially in China. Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki had been described or misidentified as several different species in China based on measurement characteristics. In this paper, the synonyms of C. formosanus from China are listed, and it is proposed that C. guizhouensis is a new junior synonym of C. formosanus.


termites; Coptotermes formosanus; Coptotermes guizhouensis.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13102/sociobiology.v59i4.501


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