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Order Isoptera: the termites — Examples

Termites (Order Isoptera)
Termites, order Isoptera. "I took these today while replacing a trim board on my deck. I found 2 kinds one with pincers and a darker head (soldiers) and the white/clear kind (workers)."
Photographed and identified to order by: D. Allard. Location: Redondo Beach, California, USA. Date: 20 October 2015.
Termites (Order Isoptera)
Termites, order Isoptera. "Usually I just see the damage with no bugs in sight. This was very interesting to see them in their natural environment.
Photographed and identified to order by: D. Allard. Location: Redondo Beach, California, USA. Date: 20 October 2015.
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Photos at the top of this website are (from left to right): potato beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata) — photo credit: Scott Bauer, U.S. Department of Agriculture; ebony jewelwing (Calopteryx maculata)— photo credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; sweat bee (Agapostemon splendens) — photo credit: Natalie Allen and Stephanie Kolski, U.S. Geological Survey; preying mantis, monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus), hellgrammite (aka toe biter) larva and eyed click beetle (Alaus oculatus) — photo credit: Leslie Mertz; Halloween pennant (Celithemis eponina) — photo credit: Kay Meng, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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