Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Tiputini Termites



Along with all those billions of ants I collected from Tiputini Biodiversity Station, I also collected some termites.  Why?  To see if there was a correlation between ant diversity and termite diversity.  Ants and termites have a variety of significant relationships with each other from predatory to mutualistic, and I wanted to see if one could influence the other.  What do you think?

Below is a list of the termite species collected during ant collections from Tiputini.  Termite identifications were made by Reginaldo Constantino.



Genus
species
Anoplotermes
sp. 1
Anoplotermes
sp. 2
Anoplotermes
sp. 3
Anoplotermes
sp. 4
Armitermes
minutus
Atlantitermes
sp.
Coptotermes
cf. testaceus
Cornicapritermes
sp.
Cornitermes
sp. A
Crepititermes
verruculosus
Cylindrotermes
cf. nordenskioeldi
Cylindrotermes
flangiatus
Cylindrotermes
parvignathus
Cylindrotermes
sp. (workers)
Heterotermes
tenuis
Nasutitermes
callimorphus
Nasutitermes
ephratae
Nasutitermes
guayanae
Nasutitermes
intermedius
Nasutitermes
llinquipatensis
Nasutitermes
longirostratus
Nasutitermes
sp. 2
Nasutitermes
surinamensis
Neocapritermes
pumilis
Neocapritermes
sp. (worker)
Rotunditermes
bragantinus
Ruptitermes
sp.
Triangularitermes
triangulariceps
Velocitermes
sp.

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