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Nasutitermes exitiosus

Snouted termite, Gluegun termite at Aranda, ACT

Nasutitermes exitiosus at Aranda, ACT - 15 Feb 2020
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Identification history

Nasutitermes exitiosus 15 Feb 2020 KimPullen
Nasutitermes exitiosus 15 Feb 2020 KMcCue

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Frightening - they built a mound in our woodpile nearly 20cm high in just a few days after the rain.

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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

  • 1,001 - 10,000 Abundance
  • 15 Feb 2020 02:04 PM Recorded on
  • KMcCue Recorded by

Additional information

  • Dead wood Associated plant
  • Less than 5mm Animal size
  • Nest building Breeding behaviour

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