genus Kalotermes


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Noun1.genus Kalotermes - type genus of Kalotermitidaegenus Kalotermes - type genus of Kalotermitidae; termites destructive of wood and living trees
arthropod genus - a genus of arthropods
family Kalotermitidae, Kalotermitidae - primitive termites of warm regions
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It is the only species in the genus Kalotermes known to occur in Europe, and was so called (flavus = yellow, collum = neck) due to the yellowish color of the pronotum of its alates (Fabricius 1793), contrasting starkly with the dark brown/black color of most of their body.
The light color of wings was quite a striking feature, because dark wings have been indicated as a diagnostic character for the genus Kalotermes (Krishna 1961).