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Monday, December 27, 2010

Odontotermes Sp2

Odontotermes is a common genus of fungus growing termites. There are several species in this genus (52 known species according to some documentations), the largest of which (Odontotermes longignathus) is one of the most common. The soldiers of Odontotermes are monomorphic but not the workers. There are at least twenty species of Odontotermes in this location of which nine species have been documented.

The soldiers of this second Odontotermes termite species is 6mm.

With the mandible opened the characteristic tooth on the left mandible of Odontotermes is here clearly visible.

Soldiers and worker of Odontotermes type 1.

Soldiers and worker of Odontotermes type 1.

Soldier and worker of Odontotermes type 1.

Soldier of Odontotermes type 1.

Worker of Odontotermes type 1.

Worker of Odontotermes type 1.

See also other species of this genus:

Domain: Eukaryota
Subkingdom: Bilateria
Branch: Protostomia
Superphylum: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Mandibulata
Epiclass: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Subclass: Dicondylia
Infraclass: Pterygota
Infraclass: Neoptera
Superorder: Dictyoptera
Order: Isoptera
Family: Termitidae
SubFamily: Macrotermitinae
Genus: Odontotermes

Last updated: 2012 05 18
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