The purpose of this application, under Articles 23.9.3 and 81 of the Code, is to conserve the usage of the specific name Cryptotermes dudleyi Banks, 1918 for an important economic termite pest species introduced throughout much of the world by man. The senior name, Calotermes havilandi parasita Wasmann, 1910 (currently Cryptotermes parasita), is poorly known, not widely used, and applied only to a population of restricted distribution, while the junior name has been universally used in an extensive systematic, biological, and pest management literature since 1918 when it was first proposed. It is accordingly proposed that the specific name dudleyi be given precedence over parasita whenever the two are considered to be synonyms.
Cryptotermes dudleyi Banks, 1918 (Insecta, Isoptera): proposed precedence over Calotermes havilandi parasita Wasmann, 1910 (currently Cryptotermes parasita)," The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 68(2), 109-112, (1 June 2011). https://doi.org/10.21805/bzn.v68i2.a10