A new species of Ereymatermes Constantino (Isoptera, Termitidae, Nasutitermitinae) from the northeastern Atlantic Forest, Brazil

  • Eliana M. Cancello Universidade de São Paulo; Museu de Zoologia
  • Carolina Cuezzo UNT; Facultad de Ciencias Naturales; Instituto Miguel Lillo
Keywords: Ereymatermes, Isoptera, Termites, Nasutitermitinae, Atlantic Forest

Abstract

Ereymatermes Constantino is a nasute genus endemic to the Neotropical region, which included Ereymatermes rotundiceps Constantino from the forest of the lower Japurá River, AM, Brazil, and E. panamensis Roisin from the Panama Canal area. Herein Ereymatermes piquira, a new species from the northeastern Atlantic Forest, is described and illustrated based on the soldier and worker castes. The meaning of the two types of workers ("worker with broad gap" and "worker with narrow gap") and its relation to feeding habits are discussed.

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Published
2007-01-01
How to Cite
Cancello, E., & Cuezzo, C. (2007). A new species of Ereymatermes Constantino (Isoptera, Termitidae, Nasutitermitinae) from the northeastern Atlantic Forest, Brazil . Papéis Avulsos De Zoologia, 47(23), 283-288. https://doi.org/10.1590/S0031-10492007002300001
Section
naodefinida