Getting to Know Termites – Microcerotermes sp

microcerotermes

 

MICROCEROTERMES SP

  • Occurring Australia wide
  • Each species with its own region of occurrence
  • Mound/arboreal type nests
  • All species in this genus have soldiers with serrations present on the inner margins of the mandibles
  • Soldier castes are not numerous in workings with workers having an elongated abdomen
  • Identification can be from soldier caste and worker
  • Colonies are readily exposed, often causing damage to deteriorated timber in contact with the ground
  • Mounds and arboreal nests appear the same colour as surrounding soil.

 

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