Colony of Nasutitermes luzonicus, copyright Choon Huat Quah.

Belongs within: Nasutitermitinae.

Nasutitermes is a pantropical genus of nasute termites in which soldiers are generally monomorphic and lack a constriction on the head capsule behind the antennal sockets. The genus is poorly defined relative to other nasute genera and may not be monophyletic.

<==Nasutitermes Banks 1920H42
    |--N. neoparvusIVE07
    `--+--+--N. latifronsIVE07
       |  `--+--N. infuscatusIVE07
       |     `--TrinervitermesIVE07
       |          |--T. biformis [=Eutermes biformis]S57
       |          |--T. geminatusIVE07
       |          |--T. heimi [=Eutermes heimi]S57
       |          |--T. rapulum [=Eutermes rapulum]S57
       |          |--T. rhodesiensisN55
       |          |--T. trinerviformis [=Eutermes trinerviformis]S57
       |          |--T. trinerviusS57
       |          `--T. trinervoidesHD-S02
       `--+--+--+--N. ceylonicusIVE07 [=Eutermes ceylonicusS57]
          |  |  `--N. lacustrisIVE07
          |  `--+--+--N. canaliculatusIVE07
          |     |  `--N. lujaeIVE07 [incl. Eutermes lujaeS57]
          |     `--+--Malagasitermes millotiIVE07
          |        `--CoarctotermesIVE07
          |             |  i. s.: C. brunneus Noirot 1955N55
          |             |--C. beharensisIVE07
          |             `--+--C. clepsydraIVE07
          |                `--C. paulianiIVE07
          `--+--+--N. arborumIVE07
             |  `--N. fulleriIVE07
             `--+--N. glabritergusIVE07
                `--+--+--N. similisIVE07
                   |  `--+--N. cornigerIVE07
                   |     `--+--N. matangensisIVE07 [=Eutermes matangensisS57]
                   |        `--N. voeltzkowiIVE07
                   `--+--N. graveolusIVE07
                      |--N. triodea (Froggatt 1898)IVE07, J13
                      |--+--N. dasyopsisIVE07
                      |  `--N. nigricepsIVE07 [incl. N. acajutlaeS57, N. pilifronsS57]
                      `--+--N. longipennis (Hill 1915)IVE07, J13
                         `--‘Tumulitermes’ pastinatorIVE07
Nasutitermes incertae sedis:
  N. amboinensisRD77
  N. aquilinusS57
  N. arenariusS57
  N. bivalensS57
  N. brachynasutusSVT04
  N. brevirostrisS57
  N. carnarvonensisWG91
  N. chaquimayensisS57
  N. columbicusS57
  N. corporaaliS57
  N. costalisS57
  N. coxipoensisS57
  N. dendrophilusS57
  N. dimorphusSVT04
  N. dixoniWG91
  N. ehrhardtiS57
  N. electrodominicusGE05
  N. ephrataeS57
  N. exitiosusWG91
  N. fulvicepsS57
  N. fumipennisS57
  N. fuscipennisSVT04
  N. gaigeiS57
  N. globicepsGE05
  N. guayanaeS57
  N. havilandiSVT04
  N. incurvusS57
  N. intermediusS57
  N. itapocuensisS57
  N. jaraguaeS57
  N. johoricusSVT04
  N. luzonicus [incl. Eutermes laspinasensis, N. laspinasensis]S57
  N. maculiventrisS57
  N. magnus (Froggatt 1898)J13
  N. matagensiformisSVT04
  N. meinerti [=Eutermes meinerti]S57
  N. minimusS57
  N. mojosensisS57
  N. novarumhebridarumS57
  N. octopilisS57
  N. olidusS57
  N. peruanusS57
  N. pilifronsS57
  N. pilosusS57
  N. pluriarticulatusS57
  N. preparvusSVT04
  N. profuscipennisSVT04
  N. proximusS57
  N. rufirostrisS57
  N. sanctaeanaeS57
  N. surinamensisS57
  N. torquatusS57
  N. tungsalangensisSVT04
  N. usambarensisS57
  N. walkeriWG91

*Type species of generic name indicated


[GE05] Grimaldi, D., & M. S. Engel. 2005. Evolution of the Insects. Cambridge University Press: New York.

[HD-S02] Haddad, C. R., & A. S. Dippenaar-Schoeman. 2002. The influence of mound structure on the diversity of spiders (Araneae) inhabiting the abandoned mounds of the snouted harvester termite Trinervitermes trinervoides. Journal of Arachnology 30 (2): 403–408.

[H42] Hill, G. F. 1942. Termites (Isoptera) from the Australian Region (including Australia, New Guinea and islands south of the Equator between 140°E. longitude and 170°W. longitude). Commonwealth of Australia Council for Scientific and Industrial Research: Melbourne.

[IVE07] Inward, D. J. G., A. P. Vogler & P. Eggleton. 2007. A comprehensive phylogenetic analysis of termites (Isoptera) illuminates key aspects of their evolutionary biology. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 44: 953–967.

[J13] Jones, D. T. 2013. The termites of Barrow Island, Western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 83: 241–244.

[N55] Noirot, C. 1955. Termites du centre et du sud-ouest de l’Angola récoltés par A. de Barros Machado. Diamang Publicações Culturais 27: 139–150.

[RD77] Richards, O. W., & R. G. Davies. 1977. Imms’ General Textbook of Entomology 10th ed. vol. 2. Classification and Biology. Chapman and Hall: London.

[S57] Seevers, C. H. 1957. A monograph on the termitophilous Staphylinidae (Coleoptera). Fieldiana Zoology 40: 1–334.

[SVT04] Sornnuwat, Y., C. Vongkaluang & Y. Takematsu. 2004. A systematic key to termites of Thailand. Kasetsart Journal of Natural Science 38 (3): 349–368.

[WG91] Watson, J. A. L., & F. J. Gay. 1991. Isoptera (termites). In: CSIRO. The Insects of Australia: A textbook for students and research workers vol. 1 pp. 330–347. Melbourne University Press: Carlton (Victoria).

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