formosan subterranean termite, Coptotermes formosanus  (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) - 1324031

formosan subterranean termite
Coptotermes formosanus (Shiraki)

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
Image location: United States

Specimen Information

Specimen in collection: No
Specimen Condition:
Identification Method:

Photographer Information

Name: Scott Bauer
Organization: USDA Agricultural Research Service
Country: United States

More Images:

Image Number: 1324031

Light Box(?)

For Batch Downloading, Requesting Commercial Use,
Creating Presentations, and Creating Image Collections


Creative Commons License    This work is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Image Use:(?) You must attribute the work in the manner specified (but not in any way that suggests endorsement).

Image Citation:(?) Scott Bauer, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Bugwood.org

Node Affiliation: Bugwood - UGA

Available Images Resolutions:

(Download only - Use Light Box for Requests)


Image uploaded on Thursday, March 06, 2003
Image Information last updated on Tuesday, May 10, 2011