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Noun1.Isoptera - order of social insects that live in colonies, including: termites; often placed in subclass Exopterygota
animal order - the order of animals
class Hexapoda, class Insecta, Hexapoda, Insecta - insects; about five-sixths of all known animal species
termite, white ant - whitish soft-bodied ant-like social insect that feeds on wood
family Rhinotermitidae, Rhinotermitidae - large widely distributed family of termites of temperate to tropical regions
family Kalotermitidae, Kalotermitidae - primitive termites of warm regions
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Lizards from Jalisco, fed mainly on homopterans, coleopterans, hymenopteran, orthopterans and isopterans (Medica & Arndt, 1976).
In autumn, a small return of coleopterans as well as isopterans in the menu of the hedgehog is observed.
The rank of termites as the main prey item in both adults and juveniles might be the result of isopterans being small-sized prey, with reduced variation in size.