(Isoptera ).

Dominican amber.

Termites are among the oldest social insects. For millions of years they have been living in the most complex of insect societies.

The worker termite has to feed the soldier termite because the latter has a long snout instead of mandibles. The soldier defends the colony by squirting enemies with an irritating secretion through this ”horn”.



Frozen dramas

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