Image Number: 1324031

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Descriptor:
Adult(s)
Description:
A Formosan subterranean termite soldier. Soldiers make up approximately 10 percent of the colony. Note the powerful mandibles for defense against intruders and the dark, oval head shape contrasting with the more rectangular head shape of the native Eastern subterranean termite.
Image type:
Field

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Image location:
United States

Subject

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Atelocerata
Class: Hexapoda (including Insecta)
Infraclass: Neoptera
Subclass: Pterygota
Order: Isoptera
Family: Rhinotermitidae
Genus: Coptotermes
Subject: Coptotermes formosanus (Shiraki)
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Image uploaded:
Thursday, March 6, 2003
Image last updated:
Tuesday, May 10, 2011