Two new termitophiles of the tribe Termitohospitini (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae) associated with Coptotermes formosanus (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae)

Munetoshi Maruyama, Ryûtarô Iwata

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Abstract

The termitophilous tribe Termitohospitini was discovered in Japan. Sinophilus yukoae sp.nov. and Japanophilus hojoi gen.novo., sp.nov. are described from specimens collected in Nansei-shotô. The genus Sinophilus is redefined. These species are the first-discovered inquilines of Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki in Japan. This suggests that C. formosanus is native to Japan rather than an introduced species, as previously believed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)419-432
Number of pages14
JournalCanadian Entomologist
Volume134
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2002
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Structural Biology
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Physiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Insect Science

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