The genitalia of termites (isoptera): Possibilities of using in taxonomy

  title={The genitalia of termites (isoptera): Possibilities of using in taxonomy},
  author={N. Belyaeva and I. G. Dovgobrod},
  journal={Entomological Review},
An attempt has been made to use some structures of the external genitalia in the taxonomy of termites. Twenty-five species of four largest families were examined. Only the female external genitalia appeared to be suitable for identification of species, with some genital structures (medisternite, basivalvae, parasternites, etc.) being most important for these purposes. The taxonomic suitability of these structures is different in different families. In the family Kalotermitidae, the medisternite… Expand

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