Getting to Know Termites – Nasutitermes sp

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NASUTITERMES SP

  • Occurring Australia wide
  • Mound/arboreal type nests
  • Each species has its own region of occurrence
  • All species in this genus have “nasute” soldiers (head drawn to a point – with fused mandibles)
  • Most destructive species of sound timber in service is Nasutitermes exitiosus
  • Majority of this genus preferring hardwoods
  • Sub-colonies in buildings often formed from supplementary Queens
  • Identification from soldier caste with assistance from worker, nest habit and region of occurrence

 

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