First Record of Rhynchotermes nasutissimus (Silvestri) (Isoptera: Syntermitinae) Associated with Rat Carrion in Brasília, Brazil

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Anna Prestes ; Karla Tepedino ; Cecília Kosmann ; José Pujol-Luz (2014)
  • Publisher: Entomologistas do Brasil
  • Journal: EntomoBrasilis (issn: 1983-0572)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.12741/ebrasilis.v7i1.353
  • Subject: Neotropical | Termites | Cerrado | Cupins, Cerrado | QL1-991 | Necrophagous insects | Zoology | Insetos necrófagos, Neotropical.

Rhynchotermes nasutissimus (Silvestri) is a leaf litter feeder species distributed through the Neotropical region. We found for the first time this species associated with rat carrion in an urban area of Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil. Ten soldiers and 36 workers we... View more
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