A new termite species from Iran, Microcerotermes shahroudiensis sp. nov. (Isoptera: Termitidae)

@article{Ghayourfar2005ANT,
  title={A new termite species from Iran, Microcerotermes shahroudiensis sp. nov. (Isoptera: Termitidae)},
  author={Rahim Ghayourfar},
  journal={Zootaxa},
  year={2005},
  volume={1012},
  pages={39-44}
}
Microcerotermes Silvestri is a cosmopolitan genus and is distributed in all zoogeographical regions, with the exception of the Nearctic. During the study of Iranian termite fauna, specimens of Microcerotermes were collected from Shahroud, Iran. Morphological studies indicated that specimens belonged to a new species. This species comes closest to Microcerotermes varaminicus Ghayourfar, but soldiers differ in possessing darker head-capsule and distinct postclypeus demarcated from frons.