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Social Insects � Termites

Social Insects � Termites - Social Insects Termites...

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Social Insects – Termites isoptera – same wing ant and termite differences o termites have a fat waist and a beaded antennae o ants have elbowed antennae o termites work their young Termites are at least 100 million years old Roaches and termites are related 2600 different species of termites Key features - indentations on the mandibles and vein structure in the wings Soldiers are used for defense o in times of famine they are eaten Castes o prolific egg laying – can lay as many as 1000 eggs a day o also have a king that is constantly giving sperm to the queen
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