• Wing microsculpturing in two arabian species of termite genusAmitermes (Termitidae, Amitermitinae)

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      Wing microsculpturing; Amitermes ; Isoptera; termites

    • Abstract


      To understand the intra-generic variability of wing microsculpturing inAmitermes (hitherto known in a single species,Amitermes belli), two other species from Arabia (Amitermes messinae andAmitermes sp.) were studied. Microsculpturing consists of two elements—papillae and micrasters. There is an intra-generic range of complexity in micrasters, from the simple nonasteroids to the complex asteroids. The general pattern conforms to the condition in the subfamily Amitermitinae as a whole.

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      M L Roonwal1 N S Rathore1

      1. Desert Regional Station, Zoological Survey of India, Paota B Road, Jodhpur - 342 006, India
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