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Rugitermes tinto: A new termite (Isoptera, Kalotermitidae) from the Andean region of Colombia.


ABSTRACT: The imago and soldier castes of a new Rugitermes Holmgren, 1911 species, R. tinto sp. nov. are described. It is the ninth species of Rugitermes from South America and the first record of this genus from Colombia. Unlike its congeners, the soldier of R. tinto has very dark head capsule pigmentation and acute protuberances projecting from frontolateral ridges.

SUBMITTER: Scheffrahn RH 

PROVIDER: S-EPMC7458932 | BioStudies | 2020-01-01

REPOSITORIES: biostudies

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