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Gondang termite (Bulbitermes neopusillus)

Rayap gondang or gondang termite (Bulbitermes neopusillus) is a species of animal in the Termitidae, soldiers having a slightly pear-shaped head, very constricted behind the antenna socket. The posterior margin protrudes weakly in the center. The dorsal line is almost straight in profile. Mandible with short apical processes. Antenna with 13 segments.

The head including the nasus is 1.45-1.60 mm long. The head was measured to the base of the mandible 0.90-0.93 mm. Nasus 0.55-0.62 mm. Nasal index 0.62-0.67 mm. Maximum head width posteriorly 0.85-0.87 mm.

Dlium Gondang termite (Bulbitermes neopusillus)


Maximum head height excluding postmentum 0.60-0.63 mm. The length of the pronotum is 0.15-0.18 mm. Pronotum width 0.50-0.55 mm.

Workers have whitish yellow antennae and 14 internodes. Left mandible with apical teeth shorter than first marginal tooth, third marginal tooth slightly protruding from the cutting edge, fourth marginal tooth hidden behind molar prominence.

Right mandible with posterior edge of second marginal tooth nearly straight. the inner lining of the molars is underdeveloped and the indentation at the proximal end of the molar plate is weakly developed.



Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Subclass: Pterygota
Order: Blattodea
Superfamily: Blattoidea
Epifamily: Termitoidae
Family: Termitidae
Subfamily: Nasutitermitinae
Genus: Bulbitermes
Species: Bulbitermes neopusillus

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