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Monday, January 27, 2014

Mirocapritermes

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.




Soldier of Mirocapritermes sp
 In Mirocapritermes the frontal projection protrusion is not as noticeably protruding from, almost flush with, the frontal head capsule when viewed laterally.


Soldier of Mirocapritermes sp
This projection appears as a very discernible bum stretching from slightly (1/4 length of the head capsule) after the posterior of the head. 

Worker and soldiers of Mirocapritermes sp
Worker and soldiers of Mirocapritermes sp.

Workers and soldier of Mirocapritermes sp
Workers and soldier of Mirocapritermes sp.

Workers and soldier of Mirocapritermes sp
Workers and soldier of Mirocapritermes sp.

Workers and soldier of Mirocapritermes sp
Soldier and workers of Mirocapritermes sp.

Soldiers and worker of Mirocapritermes sp
Soldiers and worker of Mirocapritermes sp.

Soldiers and worker of Mirocapritermes sp
Soldiers and worker of Mirocapritermes sp.

Soldiers of Mirocapritermes sp
Soldiers of Mirocapritermes sp.

Soldiers of Mirocapritermes sp
Soldiers of Mirocapritermes sp.

Soldiers of Mirocapritermes sp
Soldiers of Mirocapritermes sp.

Soldier of Mirocapritermes sp
Soldier of Mirocapritermes sp.

Soldiers of Mirocapritermes sp
Soldiers of Mirocapritermes sp.

Soldiers of Mirocapritermes connectens
Soldiers of Mirocapritermes sp.

Soldiers of Mirocapritermes sp
Soldiers of Mirocapritermes sp.




See also:
Mirocapritermes sp02.



Taxonomy:
Cellular organisms; 131567
Eukaryota; 2759
Opisthokonta; 33154
Metazoa; 33208
Eumetazoa; 6072
Bilateria; 33213
Coelomata; 33316
Protostomia; 33317
Panarthropoda; 88770
Phylum: Arthropoda; 6656
Mandibulata; 197563
Pancrustacea; 197562
Hexapoda; 6960
Class: Insecta; 50557
Dicondylia; 85512
Pterygota; 7496
Neoptera; 33340
Infraclass: Orthopteroidea; 33341
Superorder: Dictyoptera; 6970
Order: Blattodea 85823
Suborder: Isoptera; 7499
Family: Termitidae; 46569
Subfamily: Termitinae; 92738
Termes group: 377834
Genus: Mirocapritermes 229706



Last Updated: 2014 01 27
First Posted: 2014 01 27
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