Dentispicotermes

This genus, and its sister genus Orthognathotermes, are unusual among this genus-group in having highly seclotised enteric valves, large crops and long apical mandibular teeth. The soldiers also have an unusual morphology. Although direct natural history evidence is scanty, it seems likley that they have an analogous biology to the Euchilotermes-group Cubitermitinae in Africa, feeding on the mound material of mound-building termites.

At least one species of the genus poduces a yellow-orange secretion from its guts when disturbed, whohc make it easy to identify in the field. 

Molecular data for this genus is limited, and its position within the classification is provisoonal. 

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Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith