(subclass Pterygota, order Isoptera)
Family of lower termites. They feed on damp wood, except for the subfamily Hodotermitinae (harvester termites), which feed on vegetation. The Hodotermitidae forage above ground, sometimes in daylight; unlike other termites, they have well-developed eyes. There are 30 species, found mainly in the Old World tropics.
Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.