Reticulitermes sp. - Subterranean termite
Northern California, USA

photograph © Alex Wild 2005

Caste in subterranean termites.  The individual in the center with the elongate head is a soldier, the other insects are workers.

USA CA: Lake Co.  McLaughlin U.C. Reserve.  30.iv.2005  38º51.76'N 122º24.94'W, 600m
Riparian forest, under log. 

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This image was captured with a Canon EOS D60, with a Canon 65/2.8 MPE 1-5x Macro lens.