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Termite forms and stages


Termite forms and stagesThere are three stages in the life of termites:

1. the termite egg (A)
2. the termite nymph (B)
3. the termite adult (C)

The adults are of two kinds:

1. sterile
2. fertile

The sterile adults of our common subterranean termites and of many other species include two forms (or castes):

1. termite soldiers
2. termite workers

and the fertile or sexual termite adults include three normal forms (F to K).