Highest number of brachypterous nymphs were observed in field traps during the month of April, coinciding with the beginning of the swarming season. Nymphs can arise from any of the worker stages in response to a yet unidentified chemical signal. When this signal is continuous, the nymphs transform into alates, otherwise they tend to become brachypteroid neotenics.
Species 1: Isoptera Rhinotermitidae Coptotermes formosanus (Formosan subterranean termite)
Keywords: nymphs, alate production
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