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Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Odontotermes sp6

This small 6 millimeters (length of soldiers) Odontotermes species has a more tear shape head than the typical Odontotermes which have more or less rectangular shaped heads. Like most species of the Odontotermes genus the soldier caste is monomorphic while the workes are dimorphic. Odontotermes is identified by the characteristic 'tooth' on the left mandibles of the soldiers. This is the 'third type' of Odontotermes genus. The soldiers of this 'third type' has the least rectangular head, the head tapering fairly sharply from the back towards the front.


A small species of Odontotermes termite. A soldier and worker.
A small species of Odontotermes termite. A soldier and worker

Soldiers of a small Odontotermes termite species.
Soldiers of a small Odontotermes termite species

Soldiers of a small Odontotermes termite species.
Soldiers of a small Odontotermes termite species

Soldiers and worker of a small Odontotermes termite species.
Soldiers and worker of a small Odontotermes termite species

Soldiers and worker of a small Odontotermes termite species.
Soldiers and worker of a small Odontotermes termite species

Soldiers and workers of a small Odontotermes termite species.
Soldiers of a small Odontotermes termite species

A soldier of Odontotermes termite.
A soldier of Odontotermes termite

Soldiers and workers of a small Odontotermes termite species.

Soldiers and workers of a small Odontotermes termite species.
Soldiers of a small Odontotermes termite species

A soldier and a worker of a small Odontotermes termite species.
A soldier and a worker of Odontotermes termite





See also other species of this genus:


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


Last updated: 2012 05 18
First Posted: 2012 04 04
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