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Chaetotaxy of the termite,odontotermes assmuthi Holmgren (Isoptera: Termitidae)

Part II. Worker
  • K. S. Kushwaha
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V. Summary

1. The presence of peculiarly differentiated bristles on certain oral appendages and on the thoracic tergites in the worker caste ofOdontotermes (O.) assmuthi Holmgren, serving to distinguish it from the workers ofOdontotermes (O.) obesus (Rambur) andOdontotermes (O.) horni (Wasmann) has been reported.

2. The labrum and the lacinia inO. assmuthi carry fewer bristles than inO. obesus andO. horni.

3. On the labium,posterior-postmental bristles (ppmtl.) are absent both inO. assmuthi and inO. obesus, but are present inO. horni.

4. A few pairs of characteristic bristles are distinctly seen on the thoracic tergites inO. assmuthi as well as inO. obesus, but are not to be found inO. horni.

Keywords

Arabic Numeral Maxillary Palp Labial Palp Work Caste Zoological Survey 
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VIII. Abbreviations used in Text-Figures

ap.

apical bristle of labrum

ap.l.

apical lateral bristle of labrum

b.c.cd.

basal condyle of cardo

cd.

cardo

cl.

clypeus

cll.

clypeal bristle

g.

galea

gl.

glossa

lb.

labium

lb.p.

labial palp

lb.s.

labial suture

lcn.

lacinia

lcnml.

lacinio-marignal bristle

lgl.

lingula (hyaline tip of labrum)

lr.

labrum

lr.s.

labral suture

mpmtl.

medio-postmental bristle

mst.

mesonotum

mst.l.

mesonoto-lateral

mst.p.

mesonoto-posterior bristle

mtt.

metanotum

mtt.l.

metanoto-lateral bristle

mtt.p.

metanoto-posterior bristle

mx.

maxilla

mx.p.

maxillary palp

pgl.

paraglossa

pmt.

postmentum

pmtl. 1,pmtl. 2

….etc., postmental bristle 1, 2, … etc.

ppmtl.

posterio-postmental bristle

prt.

pronotum

pr.a.

pronoto-anterior bristle

pr.l.

pronoto-lateral bristle

prmt.

prementum

pr.p.

pronoto-posterior bristle

st.

stipes

su.g.

sutural groove of stipes

tm.

torma (sclerite at the base of labrum)

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VII. References

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© Indian Academy of Sciences 1961

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. S. Kushwaha
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  1. 1.Department of Zoology and EntomologyRajasthan College of AgricultureUdaipur

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