Florida Entomologist (2015) 98, 972-973

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Thomas Chouvenc, Aaron J. Mullins and Nan-Yao Su (2015)
Rare production of nymphs in an Asian subterranean termite (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) incipient colony
Florida Entomologist 98 (3), 972-973
Abstract: Coptotermes colonies usually produce nymphs when a colony reaches maturity. In this study, we describe a rare case of nymph production from a 10-mo-old colony that previously had lost a primary reproductive. Such replacement reproductives are not functional. We suggest that the unusual developmental plasticity we observed may be the result of a vestigial developmental pathway that may partially regain its functionality in mature colonies.
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general biology - morphology - evolution

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Coptotermes gestroi