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Termites : Odontotermes obesus(Termitidae:Isoptera)


  • These are social insects, live in ermitaria, in distinct castes, workers, kings and queen.
  • Eggs are laid on plants and in the soil.
  • 'Workers' are small (4 mm) and have a soft, white body and a brown head

Damaging systems:

  • termite bores into the roots and stem. Due to the bore the plants soon dries.
  • The attack may continue to the standing crop also especially during the period of drought.


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