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Reticulitermes flavipes  (Kollar, 1837)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 623947

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Common Name(s):    
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
             PhylumArthropoda  – Artrópode, arthropodes, arthropods  
                SubphylumHexapoda  – hexapods  
                   ClassInsecta  – insects, hexapoda, inseto, insectes  
                      SubclassPterygota  – insects ailés, winged insects  
                         InfraclassNeoptera  – modern, wing-folding insects  
                               OrderBlattodea  – cockroaches, termites  
                                     FamilyRhinotermitidae Froggart, 1897 – subterranean termites  
                                        SubfamilyHeterotermitinae Froggatt, 1897  
                                           GenusReticulitermes Holmgren, 1913  
                                              SpeciesReticulitermes flavipes (Kollar, 1837)  

  Expert: Timothy G. Myles  
  Notes: Director, Urban Entomology Program, Center for Urban and Community Studies, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2G8, CANADA   
  Reference for: Reticulitermes flavipes    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Online Termite Database - 27-Oct-2004, website (version Feb-2004)  
  Acquired: 2004   
  Notes: Currently updated by Dr. R. Constantino, and available at or via   
  Reference for: Reticulitermes flavipes   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Cancello, E., and T. Myles  
  Publication Date: 2000   
  Article/Chapter Title: Isoptera   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Biodiversidad, Taxonomía y Biogeografía de Artrópodos de México: Hacia una síntesis de su conocimiento, vol. 2   
  Page(s): 295-315   
  Publisher: Facultad de Ciencias, UNAM, CONABIO, BAYER   
  Publication Place: Mexico   
  Reference for: Reticulitermes flavipes   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Kollar, V.  
  Publication Date: 1837   
  Article/Chapter Title: Naturgeschichte der Schadlichen Insecten   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Verhandlungen Landwirthschaft Gesellshaft in Wien, vol. 5   
  Page(s): 411   
  Publication Place:    
  Reference for: original description   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Middle America  
    North America  
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Canada, Native  
    Continental US, Native  
    Mexico, Native  



  Comment: The type locality of Reticulitermes flavipes (Kollar) is from Texas, USA; Banks and Snyder (1920) depicted one outlier record from Tamaulipas, Mexico; they also depicted the Reticulitermes claripennis, which was later synonimized with Reticulitermes flavipes (Kollar) from Monterrey, Mexico; this species occurs throughout the eastern portion of the continent associated with the eastern deciduous forest and it seems unlikely that it would occur as far south as Mexico along the Gulf coast  



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