Autres informations concernant les termites
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Termites are a group of eusocial insects that, until recently, were classified at the taxonomic rank of order Isoptera (see taxonomy below), but are now accepted as the epifamily Termitoidae , of the cockroach order Blattodea . While termites are commonly known, especially in Australia , as " white ants ", they are only distantly related to the ants. Like ants , and some bees and wasps —which are all placed in the separate order Hymenoptera —termites divide labor among castes, produce overlapping generations and take care of young collectively.
Charpentier, Yann . Etude des termites souterrains français : les réticulitermes.