The term drywood termites was introduced for those species nesting and feeding in wood with low or no moisture. The term is used as a synonym for the family Kalotermitidae, although not all kalotermitids exhibit the same substrate prefer- ence. There are, in fact, many species living in rotten or damp wood logs (such as Neotermes). Kalotermitidae are placed among the lower ter- mites, a paraphyletic group that includes early- branching termite lineages and is characterized by the presence of symbiotic flagellates in their gut.

Drywood Termites (Kalotermitidae)

Andrea Luchetti
2020

Abstract

The term drywood termites was introduced for those species nesting and feeding in wood with low or no moisture. The term is used as a synonym for the family Kalotermitidae, although not all kalotermitids exhibit the same substrate prefer- ence. There are, in fact, many species living in rotten or damp wood logs (such as Neotermes). Kalotermitidae are placed among the lower ter- mites, a paraphyletic group that includes early- branching termite lineages and is characterized by the presence of symbiotic flagellates in their gut.
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