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Nasutitermes exitiosus

Snouted termite, Gluegun termite at Majura, ACT

Nasutitermes exitiosus at Majura, ACT - 22 Apr 2018
Nasutitermes exitiosus at Majura, ACT - 22 Apr 2018
Nasutitermes exitiosus at Majura, ACT - 22 Apr 2018
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Identification history

Nasutitermes exitiosus 7 Aug 2018 KimPullen
Nasutitermes exitiosus 6 May 2018 RodDeb
Nasutitermes exitiosus 23 Apr 2018 KimPullen
Coptotermes sp. (genus) 22 Apr 2018 RodDeb

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KimPullen wrote:
   24 Apr 2018
The soldier's pointed snout identifies this as a species of Nasutitermes. N. exitiosus builds a mound like this, and the soldiers have a dark brown head, so it seems a good match.
RodDeb wrote:
   24 Apr 2018
Hi Kim, sorry about that thought we looked at the termites to compare them but obviously didn't. This one does look more like the one you have identified it as.
Thank for your help regards, Rod and Deb
KimPullen wrote:
   4 May 2018
Glad to be able to help. Kim.
RodDeb wrote:
   8 Jul 2018
was wondering when this will be confirmed?

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Location information

Species information

  • Nasutitermes exitiosus Scientific name
  • Snouted termite, Gluegun termite Common name
  • Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 22 Apr 2018 12:32 PM Recorded on
  • RodDeb Recorded by

Additional information

  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size

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  • Confirmed by an expert moderator
  • Nearby sighting(s) of same species
  • GPS evidence of location
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