Image Number: 1324033

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Descriptor:
Adult(s)
Description:
Soldiers of the native Eastern subterranean termite. Compare the rectangular head capsule of these soldiers with the oval head capsule of Formosan subterranean termite soldiers. Note the powerful mandibles (jaws) for defense of the colony. This subterranean termite lacks the nozzle- shaped gland in the Formosan subterranean termite.
Image type:
Museum

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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: Reticulitermes
Subject: Reticulitermes flavipes (Kollar)
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Image uploaded:
Thursday, March 6, 2003
Image last updated:
Tuesday, December 12, 2006