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Nasutitermes sp. (genus)

Snouted termite, Gluegun termite at Point 5828

Nasutitermes sp. (genus) at Point 5828 - 5 May 2020
Nasutitermes sp. (genus) at Point 5828 - 5 May 2020
Nasutitermes sp. (genus) at Point 5828 - 5 May 2020
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Identification history

Nasutitermes sp. (genus) 12 May 2020 DonFletcher
Nasutitermes sp. (genus) 11 May 2020 AlisonMilton

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Disturbed under a piece of wood.


   11 May 2020
Is there a photo with an unobscured view of the head of a soldier (showing the pointed 'gluegun' snout)? There might be one in the top right of the first image but I could not enlarge it enough to see properly against the similar-coloured background.
   12 May 2020
Hi Don, Photo 1 is a cropped version of Photo 2 but I have added a 3rd photo that is the best I could find. I was concentrating more on the scorpion under the same wood, but I'm sure I could find the piece of wood again and try for better photos. I'm sure the termites will still be there.
   12 May 2020
Happy with that one! I

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Location information

Species information

  • Nasutitermes sp. (genus) Scientific name
  • Snouted termite, Gluegun termite Common name
  • Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 101 - 1,000 Abundance
  • 5 May 2020 12:55 PM Recorded on
  • AlisonMilton Recorded by

Additional information

  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size

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