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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Image Number K8085-3

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Image Number K8085-3

Caption for August 2012 Agricultural Research magazine article, "Roundworms (and Their Bacterial Buddies) Rub Out Pests." A Formosan subterranean termite soldier.

Caption for the Formosan Termite Image Library. A Formosan subterranean termite soldier. Soldiers make up approximately 10 percent of the colony. Note the powerful mandibles for defense against intruders and the dark, oval head shape contrasting with the more rectangular head shape of the native Eastern subterranean termite.

 

Photo by Scott Bauer.


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Last Modified: 8/2/2012