Definition of Isoptera
1. Noun. Order of social insects that live in colonies, including: termites; often placed in subclass Exopterygota.
Generic synonyms: Animal Order
Group relationships: Class Hexapoda, Class Insecta, Hexapoda, Insecta
Member holonyms: Family Termitidae, Termitidae, Termite, White Ant, Family Rhinotermitidae, Rhinotermitidae, Family Mastotermitidae, Mastotermitidae, Family Kalotermitidae, Kalotermitidae
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Isoptera
Literary usage of Isoptera
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Insect Book: A Popular Account of the Bees, Wasps, Ants, Grasshoppers by Leland Ossian Howard (1905)
"... Isoptera.) Although from their peculiarities of structure the insects of this group form a distinct order, there are not many genera or species, ..."
2. Field Book of Insects: With Special Reference to Those of Northeastern by Frank Eugene Lutz (1918)
"Isoptera The White Ants are not ants at all but more closely related to the other insects shown on Plate XXI or to roaches. Their greatest development is in ..."
3. Pamphlets on Forestry in the Philippine Islands (1903)
"Much of our material is sterile. The fruit has not yet been collected. The only records we have of the occurrence of Isoptera bor- ..."
4. Entomological News and Proceedings of the Entomological Section of the by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Entomological Section (1915)
"The fact that the sterna are widely separated, is characteristic of the Isoptera ; and the triangular outline of the pro- sternum (bsl, Fig. ..."