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Odontotermes is a common genus of fungus growing termites. There are several species in this genus (52 known species according to some documentations), the largest of which (Odontotermes longignathus) is one of the most common. The soldiers of Odontotermes are monomorphic but not the workers. There are at least twenty species of Odontotermes in this location of which nine species have been documented.
The soldiers of this second Odontotermes termite species is 6mm.
With the mandible opened the characteristic tooth on the left mandible of Odontotermes is here clearly visible.
This species of Camponotus is arboreal, living inside tree trunks and branches. This small “truncatus group” species of the Colobopsis subgenus is dimorphic with two worker caste. In this species both the major and minor workers exhibit the truncation appearance that is definitive of this Camponotus Colobopsis subgenus.
Most species of Colbopsis subgenus of the Camponotini tribe are true carpenter ants boring into trunks and branches of trees to make their nests.
The pre-dealated queen.
The alate gyne with some minor workers.
A minor worker. A minor worker with the specialised flattened front to block the entrance to their nest inside the branches of trees.
A minor worker with the specialised flattened front to block the entrance to their nest inside the branches of trees.
The major worker with the same flattened front of the head. In many species of 'truncatus' only the major worker and gyne has this flatten front.