Treatise on the Isoptera of the World

  title={Treatise on the Isoptera of the World},
  author={Kumar. Krishna and David A. Grimaldi and Valerie Krishna and Michael S. Engel},
ABSTRACT A comprehensive compendium on the taxonomy and biology of the 3106 living and fossil species of the worlds termites is presented, along with reviews of Isoptera morphology and evolution, identification keys, the history of termite systematics, and summary of the worlds 363 significant pest species. A complete bibliography is provided of nearly 5000 references covering virtually all aspects of termite taxonomy and biology through December 2011. The morphology of Isoptera is thoroughly… Expand
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The termite genus Glyptotermes (Isoptera: Kalotermitidae) in Miocene amber from Ethiopia
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