The soldier of Procapritermes setiger is between 6 to 6.5mm due to its extra long mandibles. The head like those Pericapritermes soldiers is long and narrow. The soldiers of this Procapritermes setiger species (ssp2 in this blog) has its mandibles crossed when in predeployed or post strike mode typical of Procapritermes. The first species listed after this one without close examination looks exactly identical to this second species. However there is a slight difference in the mandibles such that they are reversed. The first species utilized a cross strike whereas this second species deployed an opened strike.
Last Updated: 2012 01 01
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