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                                                                     Order ISOPTERA

                                     (Termites or "White ants")




1.  Incomplete (simple) metamorphosis

2.  Chewing mouthparts

3.  Front & hind wings similar in size, shape & venation

4.  Abdomen broadly joined to thorax

5.  Soft-bodied, light colored insects

6.  Closely related to cockroaches

7.  Social insects with different castes

8.  Destructive to wood, which is digested with help of

flagellate protozoans


Typical Examples: