Image Number: 1324067

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Descriptor:
Damage
Description:
Formosan subterranean termites can turn solid beams into shredded-wheat-like wood. Entomoligist Ed Freytag (left) and microbiologist Alan Lax inspect damage to the floor of a building in the French Quarter.
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, June 7, 2011