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National Formosan Subterranean Termite Program

Termite Image Library


Image Number K8085-4

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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The Formosan Termite Image Library is provided as a complimentary source of historical and educational digital photographs available from the Agricultural Research Service Information Staff.

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Last Modified: 8/13/2016
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