Contents

Foreword, by Edward O. Wilson ix Preface xi one Shape, Color, and Size 1

two Locomotion: Ground, Water, and Air 17

three Habitats 37

four Diets and Foraging 61

five Microbes: The Unseen Influence 76

six Mating Strategies 89

seven Reproduction 116

eight Social Behavior 131

nine Termites as Social Cockroaches 150

ten Ecological Impact 165

Appendix 177 Glossary 179 References 183 Index 225

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