Soldier termite, SEM

Soldier termite, SEM

C032/3875 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 25.0MB

Downloadable file size: 618.1KB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of Formosan (subterranean) soldier termite (Coptotermes formosanus). The Formosan subterranean termite (Coptotermes formosanus) is a subterranean termite in the family Rhinotermitidae. It is an invasive species of termite and has been distributed worldwide from its native range in southern China to Japan. The Formosan subterranean termite (FST) is know as the super-termite because of its destructive habits. It produces large sized colonies, and the termites can consume wood at a very rapid rate. A single colony may contain several million individuals that forage up to 300 yards in soil. Due to its population size and foraging range the presence of a colony poses serious threats to nearby structures. Magnification: x5. 5 when shortest axis printed at 25 millimetres.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: 97074b, antenna, antennae, blattodea, claw, claws, colored, coloured, commercial, compound, coptotermes, destruction, dorsal, eating, electron, eye, eyes, false-colored, false-coloured, formosan, formosanus, hawaii, head, house, insect, insects, invasive, invertebrate, invertebrates, isoptera, lateral, leg, legs, mandible, mandibles, micrograph, mouthpart, mouthparts, pest, pests, rhinotermitidae, scanning, sem, soldier, subterranean, super, termite, termites, wood

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.