Indicator Protist Species Used In Termite Identification

Reticulitermes flavipes
Dinenympha gracilis is approximately 57 11% of the protist population in R. flavipes workers and are not found in R. virginicus and R. hageni Lewis and Forschler 2004.

Reticulitermes flavipes Kollar soldier mandibles 4mm


© Jennifer Lewis, 2006
Dinenympha gracilis
I_BTF2

Reticulitermes hageni
Dinenympha fimbriata is approximately 27 9 % of the protist population in R. hageni compared to 11 7 % in R. flavipes and 2 2 % in R. virginicus Lewis and Forschler 2004 .

Reticulitermes hageni soldier mandibles 4mm


© Jennifer Lewis, 2006
Dinenympha fimbriata
I_BTF1

Reticulitermes virginicus
Trichonympha agilis is approximately 19 5 % of the protist population in R. virginicus compared to 4 3 % in R. flavipes and 7 5 % in R. hageni Lewis and Forschler 2004 .

Reticulitermes virginicus soldier mandibles 4mm


© Jennifer Lewis, 2006
Trichonympha agilis
I_BTF13