The only Anoplotermes-group member in Africa to be clearly associated with dead wood, it s widespread in the Congo forest block, although rarely common in any one locality. It feeds on highly decayed woody material (often with soil plastered into it, although it seems to feed on both the wood and the associated soil), abandoned mounds, especially carton mounds, and has been recorded, in Southern Cameroon, apparently feeding under the runways of Microcerotermes and Nasutitermes. It has more strongly developed molar ridges than most of its congeners within the clade.

Wed, 2009-01-21 16:05 -- Anonymous (not verified)

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