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termites

order Blattodea

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We found these termites under a large piece of petrified wood near Blanco, NM. I always thought the the ones with small white heads were nymphs, and the ones with large orange heads were adults. But now I think the white ones are workers and the orange ones are soldiers. The extremely tiny white one in the second photo appears to be newly hatched.

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3 Comments

MartinL
MartinL 10 years ago

Isoptera:)

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textless 10 years ago

Thanks Cindy. :) I always think these little guys are interesting to watch, and slightly creepy looking.

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 10 years ago

Great series!

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New Mexico, USA

Spotted on Nov 19, 2011
Submitted on Nov 26, 2011

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