eastern subterranean termite, Reticulitermes flavipes  (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) - 1324033

eastern subterranean termite
Reticulitermes flavipes (Kollar)

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.
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Image location: United States

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Name: USDA ARS Photo Unit
Organization: USDA Agricultural Research Service
Country: United States

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Image uploaded on Thursday, March 06, 2003
Image Information last updated on Tuesday, December 12, 2006