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  Photographer: Paul Zborowski  www.close-up-photolibrary.com

Termites

Class: Insecta
Phylum: Arthropoda
Order: Isoptera

Description:
Social insects varying from 2-20mm in length. Communities are divided into castes. Kings and queens have wings which are discarded after mating. Queens may also have a greatly swollen abdomen. Workers and soldiers have reduced or no eyes. Live in colonies either above or below ground. Variety of habitats. Eats wood, grass, leaves and fungi. Predators include mammals, lizards, birds, frogs and spiders.