Instars and polymorphism of castes inMacrotermes michaelseni (Isoptera, Macrotermitinae)

Biometric studies and physiological investigations made it possible to propose a scheme of post-embryonic development and polymorphism inMacrotermes michaelseni. An instar hitherto undescribed has been found and designated fourth instar. This instar is comprised of female larvae which moult into major presoldiers. Minor presoldiers moult from some of the… CONTINUE READING