A Checklist of Termite Fauna (Isoptera) of Kurukshetra, Haryana


  • Bhanupriya Department of Zoology, The Institute of Integrated and Honors Studies (IIHS), Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra 136119, Haryana
  • Nidhi Kakkar Department of Zoology, The Institute of Integrated and Honors Studies (IIHS), Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra 136119, Haryana
  • Sanjeev Kumar Gupta Department of Zoology, The Institute of Integrated and Honors Studies (IIHS), Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra 136119, Haryana




Termite, Termitidae, Rhinotermitidae, Macrotermitinae, Coptotermes Odontotermes, Kurukshetra Campus, species, genera, subfamilies, checklist


This study is aimed to know the termite community of the Kurukshetra through sampling by the random hand-picking method, and identified with the keys given by Roonwal and Chhotani, (1989) and Chhotani (1997). A total of 11 species belonging to two families (Termitidae and Rhinotermitidae), two subfamilies (Macrotermitinae and Coptotermitinae) and three genera (Odontotermes, Microtermes and Coptotermes) were observed. Out of these two species are new records from Kurukshetra i.e. Coptotermes kishori and Odontotermes profeae. Termitidae is the most diverse of the two families, and the study reveals the presence of total of 19 species under five genera, four subfamilies and two families.


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Bhanupriya, Kakkar, N., & Kumar Gupta, S. (2023). A Checklist of Termite Fauna (Isoptera) of Kurukshetra, Haryana. Indian Journal of Entomology, 86(1), 227–229. https://doi.org/10.55446/IJE.2023.745



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