Isoptera

Belongs within: Dictyoptera.Contains: Hodotermitidae, Kalotermitidae, Rhinotermitidae. The Isoptera include the termites, social insects that feed on wood and other cellulose-rich plant material. Termites live in colonies with differentiated worker, soldier and/or reproductive castes. The basal families Termopsidae and Kalotermitidae lack a true worker caste with reproductive nymphs fulfilling this role (Inward et al. 2007). The… Continue reading Isoptera