An order of insects that comprises the termites.
More example sentences
- Sociality has evolved multiple times, most notably in the Hymenoptera and Isoptera.
- Treeswifts hunt opportunistically and frequently feed on Isoptera and Coleoptera (beetles).
- Insects in the order Isoptera, are better known for eating timber than for being eaten themselves.
modern Latin (plural), from Greek isos 'equal' + pteron 'wing'.
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