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Termites

My first shot of members of the Isoptera order. These ones have a big nest the size of a soccer ball further up the tree, about 2.5 m off the ground. They connect their nest down to the ground by pathways along the tree trunk which they cover with some really hard substance. Looks like mud with small rocks in it. Got this shot after prying some of the cover from one of these paths.

 

My best guess so far that they're workers of the Microcerotermes sp. Family Termitidae

Will keep my eyes peeled if I can find any other cast members.

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Taken on March 3, 2012