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Termite (Blattodea, several families)Coptotermes sp. (genus)

Termite at Black Mountain

2 images

Coptotermes sp. (genus) at Black Mountain - 10 Oct 2016
Coptotermes sp. (genus) at Black Mountain - 10 Oct 2016

Identification history

Termite (Blattodea, several families) Coptotermes sp. (genus) 3 Jan 2017 MichaelMulvaney
Termite (Blattodea, several families) Coptotermes sp. (genus) 3 Jan 2017 MichaelMulvaney
Termite (Blattodea, several families) Nasutitermes sp. (genus) 29 Dec 2016 MichaelMulvaney
Unidentified 13 Oct 2016 Ryl

Author's notes

Sorry for blurry photo. The termites(?) were each <1cm long.

2 comments

KimPullen wrote:
   30 Dec 2016
Could be a Coptotermes sp. The soldier second from the top in image #1 doesn't seem to have the pointy head of a Nasutitermes soldier.
   16 Dec 2018
Amitermes is also found in the area and could potentially look like this. I'm not sure if the Australian species have straight mandibles or curved ones. If they have curved mandibles then this is probably quite safe at Coptotermes, assuming I'm interpreting the photo correctly. CSIRO might have specimens to check with.

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Nearby Sightings

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Stenarella victoriae (An ichneumon parasitic wasp) at Black Mountain - 4 Nov 2018 Platybrachys decemmacula (Green-faced gum hopper) at Black Mountain - 4 Nov 2018 Caladenia fuscata (Dusky fingers) at Black Mountain - 15 Oct 2018 Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Black Mountain - 11 Oct 2018 Diuris nigromontana (Black mountain leopard orchid) at Black Mountain - 11 Oct 2018 Platybrachys decemmacula (Green-faced gum hopper) at Black Mountain - 4 Nov 2017 Unidentified at Black Mountain - 4 Nov 2017 Arasia mollicoma (Flat-white Jumping Spider) at Black Mountain - 8 Apr 2017 Arasia mollicoma (Flat-white Jumping Spider) at Black Mountain - 1 Apr 2017 Camponotus suffusus (Golden-tailed sugar ant) at Black Mountain - 27 Nov 2016 Camponotus nigriceps (Black-headed sugar ant) at Black Mountain - 27 Nov 2016 Calochilus platychilus (Purple beard orchid) at Black Mountain - 28 Oct 2016 Diuris nigromontana (Black mountain leopard orchid) at Black Mountain - 12 Oct 2016 Caladenia fuscata (Dusky fingers) at Black Mountain - 12 Oct 2016 Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Black Mountain - 12 Oct 2016 Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Black Mountain - 10 Oct 2016 Hibbertia calycina (Lesser Guinea-flower) at Black Mountain - 10 Oct 2016 Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Black Mountain - 10 Oct 2016 Caladenia fuscata (Dusky fingers) at Black Mountain - 10 Oct 2016 Caladenia fuscata (Dusky fingers) at Black Mountain - 10 Oct 2016 Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Black Mountain - 10 Oct 2016 Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Black Mountain - 10 Oct 2016 Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Black Mountain - 10 Oct 2016 Caladenia fuscata (Dusky fingers) at Black Mountain - 10 Oct 2016 Speculantha rubescens (Blushing tiny greenhood) at Black Mountain - 21 Mar 2016 Eriochilus cucullatus (Parson's bands) at Black Mountain - 21 Mar 2016 Corunastylis clivicola (Rufous midge orchid) at Black Mountain - 21 Mar 2016 Diuris sulphurea (Tiger orchid) at Black Mountain - 4 Nov 2015 Coronidium oxylepis subsp. lanatum (Woolly Pointed Everlasting) at Black Mountain - 30 Oct 2015 Clavulinopsis amoena (Yellow club) at Black Mountain - 21 Jun 2014
Stenarella victoriae (An ichneumon parasitic wasp) at Black Mountain - 4 Nov 2018
Platybrachys decemmacula (Green-faced gum hopper) at Black Mountain - 4 Nov 2018
Caladenia fuscata (Dusky fingers) at Black Mountain - 15 Oct 2018
Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Black Mountain - 11 Oct 2018
Diuris nigromontana (Black mountain leopard orchid) at Black Mountain - 11 Oct 2018
Platybrachys decemmacula (Green-faced gum hopper) at Black Mountain - 4 Nov 2017
Unidentified at Black Mountain - 4 Nov 2017
Arasia mollicoma (Flat-white Jumping Spider) at Black Mountain - 8 Apr 2017
Arasia mollicoma (Flat-white Jumping Spider) at Black Mountain - 1 Apr 2017
Camponotus suffusus (Golden-tailed sugar ant) at Black Mountain - 27 Nov 2016
Camponotus nigriceps (Black-headed sugar ant) at Black Mountain - 27 Nov 2016
Calochilus platychilus (Purple beard orchid) at Black Mountain - 28 Oct 2016
Diuris nigromontana (Black mountain leopard orchid) at Black Mountain - 12 Oct 2016
Caladenia fuscata (Dusky fingers) at Black Mountain - 12 Oct 2016
Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Black Mountain - 12 Oct 2016
Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Black Mountain - 10 Oct 2016
Hibbertia calycina (Lesser Guinea-flower) at Black Mountain - 10 Oct 2016
Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Black Mountain - 10 Oct 2016
Caladenia fuscata (Dusky fingers) at Black Mountain - 10 Oct 2016
Caladenia fuscata (Dusky fingers) at Black Mountain - 10 Oct 2016
Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Black Mountain - 10 Oct 2016
Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Black Mountain - 10 Oct 2016
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Black Mountain - 10 Oct 2016
Caladenia fuscata (Dusky fingers) at Black Mountain - 10 Oct 2016
Speculantha rubescens (Blushing tiny greenhood) at Black Mountain - 21 Mar 2016
Eriochilus cucullatus (Parson's bands) at Black Mountain - 21 Mar 2016
Corunastylis clivicola (Rufous midge orchid) at Black Mountain - 21 Mar 2016
Diuris sulphurea (Tiger orchid) at Black Mountain - 4 Nov 2015
Coronidium oxylepis subsp. lanatum (Woolly Pointed Everlasting) at Black Mountain - 30 Oct 2015
Clavulinopsis amoena (Yellow club) at Black Mountain - 21 Jun 2014

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  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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