Incolitermes

This genus is very closely related to Ahamitermes and has an almost identical biology - carton-feeders within the nests of Coptotermes. They differe form species of Ahamitermes in that colonies are tolerated within the nests and because Incolitermes alates are reliant on the Coptotermes to open exit holes up for them when they are swarming. The transition series from Amitermes through Ahamitermes to Incoliterms is an excellent example of gradual specialisation within a clade.

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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