Nailhead Termites

Nail-head Termites, soliders, Termitidae, Brazil photo


Family: Termitidae

Subfamily: Nasutitermitinae


Photo notes: Novo Airão, Amazonas state, Brazil. At right is a soldier. The "nozzle" on its head can shoot repellant chemicals at an attacker.

Below, termites (mostly soldiers) investigate a break in their covered tunnel on a tree trunk. Instead of repairing it, they sealed the two ends of the break.

Higher Termites (Nail-head), Termitidae, tunnel break, Brazil

American Insects site