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Termites: Isoptera - Linnaeus's Snapping Termite (termes Fatalis): Species Accounts

jaws dark wall turret

Physical characteristics: Kings and queens are brown and measure about 0.3 inches (8.5 millimeters), including wings. The soldiers are long and pale yellow. Their heads are straight-sided and have a small hornlike bump toward the front. They have long and slender jaws.


Geographic range: This species is found in northeastern South America, including Guyana, Suriname, Trinidad, and Brazil.


Habitat: This species lives in tropical forests.

Linnaeus's snapping termites use their own waste to build their turret-like nests. This building material dries to form a dark, hard wall. (Illustration by Barbara Duperron. Reproduced by permission.)

Diet: The structure of their jaws suggests that they eat bits of decaying plants and soft, rotten wood.


Behavior and reproduction: The soldiers are thought to use their long jaws to anchor their bodies in the tunnel to block invasions by ants and other predators. Very little is known about their nesting behavior. They use their own waste to build their turret-like nests. This building material dries to form a dark, hard wall.

Nothing is known about their reproductive behavior.


Linnaeus's snapping termites and people: This species is the first termite ever to receive a formal scientific name.


Conservation status: This species is not endangered or threatened. ∎

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over 6 years ago

U need more info like the life cycle, whats their preditor,what makes this animal important to people and the world(scientific, cultural, economic), interesting facts, the movement, and the body plan thats all i have to say