Taxonomy based on termite workers

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Tutor: Lara Clemente (

Location: classroom 106 – Departamento Entomologia 



  • External morphology
  • Internal morphology I – coiling gut
  • Internal morphology II – gizzard, P1, enteric valve
  • Apicotermitinae


  • Identification of families – study of mandible morphology
  • study of the coiling gut
  • Dissection of gizzard, P1 and enteric valve
  • Apicotermitinae I and II: Recognition of genera and groups of genera

Material requirement: Watchmakers’ forceps, teasing needles as shown here.

Max no. of participants: 12.



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