The PEDIGREE of
Macrotermes natalensis

     (shown here as 'mother' of the mushroom it cultivates; member of poss. SYMBIOTIC pair)

 "Child(ren)":       Delicious cone-shaped mushroom
 poss. "Partner(s)":       Termitomyces robustus       Odontotermes formosanus  ;   Hypotermes xenotermitis
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/-- Phylum Arthropoda   +====> [ 68]
/-- Subphylum Tetraconata
/   | or: Superclass Panhexapoda in Infraphylum Atelocerata
/-- Epiclass Hexapoda
/-- Class Insecta
/-- Subclass Pterygota (winged insects)
/-- Infraclass Neoptera
/-- Superorder Exopterygota
/-- Clade of Dictyopteroids
/-- Grandorder Dictyoptera (Cockroaches, Termites, & Mantises)
/-- Order Blattaria (Cockroaches (& termites))
/-- Order Isoptera (Termites)
/   | (skip this generation?)
/-- Epifamily Termitoidae (Termites)
/-- Family Termitidae
/-- Subfamily Macrotermitinae
/-- Genus Macrotermes (fungus-culturing termites)
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- Macrotermes natalensis
 

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