Check List 16(2): 501-505, doi: 10.15560/16.2.501
New records of the drywood termite, Incisitermes platycephalus (Light, 1933) (Isoptera, Kalotermitidae), from Central America and senior synonym of I. nigritus (Snyder, 1946)
expand article infoRudolf H. Scheffrahn
‡ University of Florida, Davie, United States of America
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New World species of the genus Incisitermes Krishna, 1961 range from California to Peru.  The soldier of this genus is notable for the incised anterior margin of the pronotum and the elongated third antennal article.  I report the broad occurrence of Incisitermes platycephalus (Light, 1933) from extreme southern Mexico to the Pacific coast of Nicaragua. Incisitermes nigritus (Snyder, 1946) from Guatemala is a junior synonym of I. platycephalus.  Among Incisitermes, I.  platycephalus is characterized by its small size, dark imago, and dorsoventrally compressed soldier head capsule.

Soldier, imago, distribution, synonymy