Image Number: 1324068

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Descriptor:
Damage
Description:
Some remnants of a nest are visible in this cavity, which was hollowed out by Formosan subterranean termites while the tree was still alive. Microbiologist Alan Lax checks the extent of the damage.
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:
Friday, July 22, 2011