order Isoptera

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Noun1.order 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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Termites is social insect that belongs to order Isoptera, Like ants, some bees and wasps, termites divide labor among castes that consist of sterile male and female "workers" and "soldiers".
The wing-venation of the order Isoptera. I - Introduction and the family Mastotermitidae.
Microtermes obese and Coptotermes heimi of order Isoptera were observed in January, February and March and Heterotermes indicola was found in six months of study.