Pictures of Termites Sydney, Australia
Roughly how many native or indigenous termite species are there extant in Australia?
There are a lot more species than most laypersons would realise. Roughly of the 360 species of termites currently in Australia, of these only about 10-15 are of economic importance. Source: "Termite Biology and Ecology". Division of Technology, Industry and Economics Chemicals Branch. United Nations Environment Programme.
There are 3 main ecological groups of termites in Australia:
Subterranean, Drywood, & Dampwood termites.
The termite family Kalotermitidae are commonly known as Dampwood Termites. They are seen in most homes, except if there are very wet timbers leading from the exteriors or sub-floors of Australian properties.
The termite families of Rhinotermitidae and Termitidae, commonly known as Subterranean Termites are more prevalent and are very common throughout rural and urban areas. They will normally live in the soil and spread out in random searching for timber to consume and take back to their nests.
Below are pictures of termite soldier caste heads of the important species that attack building structures in Australia
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