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Monday, January 27, 2014
Mirocapritermes sp. is another member of the Termes group which uses mandible flicks as the defense mechanism deployed by the soldiers. The mandibles of Mirocapritermes are shaped very similar to those of the Termes genus while the head capsule is shaped like it is a transition of Homallotermes and Procapritermes but with a slight frontal projection similar to though much less pronounced then the Termes genus.
In Mirocapritermes the frontal projection protrusion is not as noticeably protruding from, almost flush with, the frontal head capsule when viewed laterally.
This projection appears as a very discernible bum stretching from slightly (1/4 length of the head capsule) after the posterior of the head.