west indian powderpost drywood termite
Cryptotermes brevis (Walker)

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Taxonomic Rank

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Atelocerata
Class: Hexapoda (including Insecta)
Infraclass: Neoptera
Subclass: Pterygota
Order: Isoptera
Family: Kalotermitidae
Genus: Cryptotermes

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Synonyms and Other Names

Other Common Names:
drywood termite


Category: Boring Insects


Common Name Reference: The Exotic Forest Pest Information System for North America (EFPISNA) is a joint project of the member organizations of the Insect and Disease Study Group of the North American Forest Commission.

Scientific Name Reference: Drooz AT, ed. 1989. Insects of eastern forests. Misc. Publ. 1426. Washington, DC: USDA Forest Service. 608 p.