The soldierless Apicotermitinae: insights into a poorly known and ecologically dominant tropical taxon

@article{Bourguignon2015TheSA,
  title={The soldierless Apicotermitinae: insights into a poorly known and ecologically dominant tropical taxon},
  author={Thomas Bourguignon and Jan {\vS}obotn{\'i}k and Cecilia A L Dahlsj{\"o} and Yves Roisin},
  journal={Insectes Sociaux},
  year={2015},
  volume={63},
  pages={39-50}
}
Termites are among the most important animals in tropical ecosystems where they often make up over 10 % of the total animal biomass and enhance ecosystem productivity. While termites in general have been the focus of a reasonable amount of work, this effort is not equally distributed among taxonomic groups. The soil-feeding Apicotermitinae, in particular, have received less attention than other taxonomic groups. In terms of species diversity and abundance, the Apicotermitinae dominate African… CONTINUE READING