The development of soldiers in incipient colonies ofMastotermes darwiniensis Froggatt (Isoptera)

Abstract

The first soldiers produced in incipient colonies ofMastotermes darwiniensis are in the sixth instar, and have a relatively narrow head and long, slender mandibles with an elongate apical tooth and a reduced first marginal tooth. Soldiers from older colonies headed by primary reproductives develop from pseudergates of later instars, and the later the instar… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF02222943

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