New record of Cryptotermes bengalensis (Snyder, 1934) (Isoptera: Blattodea) from Nagaland along with an unusual instance of association


  • Zoological Survey of India, ‘M’ Block, New Alipore, Kolkata - 700053, West Bengal
  • Zoological Survey of India, ‘M’ Block, New Alipore, Kolkata - 700053, West Bengal
  • Zoological Survey of India, ‘M’ Block, New Alipore, Kolkata - 700053, West Bengal



Association, Cryptotermes bengalensis, Kalotermitidae, Nagaland, New record, Termitidae


The drywood termite Cryptotermes bengalensis (Snyder, 1934) of family Kalotermitidae is reported for the first time from Nagaland. An unusual instance of association of this species along with Nasutitermes garoensis Roonwal and Chhotani and Odontotermes obesus (Rambur) of family Termitidae was observed. The occurrence of Kalotermitidae and Termitidae together in the same nest as reported in this study is quite intriguing.


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Sengupta, R., Rajmohana, K., & Saha, N. (2019). New record of <i>Cryptotermes bengalensis</i> (Snyder, 1934) (Isoptera: Blattodea) from Nagaland along with an unusual instance of association. Records of the Zoological Survey of India, 119(2), 185–189.



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