Introduction to termites taxonomy

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Tutor: Julieth Castiblanco (

Location: – morning: room 201 (conference room) – Departamento Entomologia

                    – afternoon: classroom 106 – Departamento Entomologia 


  • Internal and external morphology of the imago stage, soldiers and workers.
  • Principles of taxonomy and nomenclature.
  • Phylogeny and classification of termites.
  • Main characteristics of families and subfamilies of termites.
  • Taxonomic literature on termites.
  • Practice: Taxonomy of termites based on soldier’s morphology.

Material requirement: Entomological forceps and other material – as teasing needles – to handle tiny insects.

Max no. of participants: 12.



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