Order Isoptera (termites)

26-29. DRYWOOD TERMITES, Amitermes parvulus Light (Isoptera: Kalotermitidae). Swarming winged reproductives are attracted to lights and gather around windows when they swarm indoors. Immatures can be dissected from infested wood. All stages should be preserved in alcohol. Fecal material should be stored in a dry vial.

26, 27. SUBTERRANEAN TERMITES, Reticulitermes species (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). All stages can be preserved in alcohol. Specimens of winged reproductives are helpful for identification purposes. Workers can be found by turning over lumber or decaying wood (trunks and branches) laying on the ground.

30. DESERT TERMITES, Gnathamitermes tubiformans (Buckley) (Isoptera: Termitidae). Worker and soldier desert termites can be collected by disrupting the “carton” tubes and picking them up with an aspirator, tweezers or a brush. They can be killed and preserved in alcohol.


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