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Unidentified termite at Bruce, ACT

Termitoidae (informal group) at Bruce, ACT - 22 Jul 2021
Termitoidae (informal group) at Bruce, ACT - 22 Jul 2021
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Termitoidae (informal group) 23 Sep 2021 DonFletcher

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3 comments

   22 Sep 2021
Hi Alison, from this photo I cant rule out other genera. Was this in a mound? Do you have a better photo of a soldier? Coptotermes soldiers have a fontanelle - a round spot on the front of their head. (It is where they produce a milky defensive liquid.) I cannot see that on the two soldiers in your photo.
   22 Sep 2021
This wasn't a termite mound, They were under a piece of fallen wood.
   23 Sep 2021
Hi Alison, the head area of the soldiers is important for termite ID. There are only a handful of local species (~20). The ID could be got to genus or species with a sharper photo of some soldiers if you had one. cheers

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Oechalia schellenbergii (Spined Predatory Shield Bug) at Bruce, ACT - 22 Dec 2021 by AlisonMilton Dianella revoluta (Black-Anther Flax Lily) at Bruce, ACT - 2 Oct 2021 by alell Dianella revoluta (Black-Anther Flax Lily) at Bruce, ACT - 1 Oct 2021 by alell Camponotus nigriceps (Black-headed sugar ant) at Bruce, ACT - 27 Sep 2021 by alell Dictyotus caenosus (Brown Shield Bug) at Bruce, ACT - 23 Sep 2021 by AlisonMilton Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Bruce, ACT - 23 Sep 2021 by AlisonMilton Diphucrania acuducta (Acuducta jewel beetle) at Bruce, ACT - 23 Sep 2021 by AlisonMilton Melobasis propinqua (Propinqua jewel beetle) at Bruce, ACT - 22 Sep 2021 by Harrisi Diplopoda sp. (class) (Unidentified millipede) at Bruce, ACT - 22 Jul 2021 by AlisonMilton Monolepta froggatti (Leaf beetle) at Bruce, ACT - 25 Feb 2021 by MattFox Pycnostictus seriatus (Common Bandwing) at Bruce, ACT - 2 Dec 2020 by MattFox Diplacodes bipunctata (Wandering Percher) at Bruce, ACT - 2 Dec 2020 by MattFox Cerdistus exilis (Robber Fly) at Bruce, ACT - 2 Dec 2020 by MattFox Salpesia sp. (genus) (Salpesia Jumping Spider) at Bruce, ACT - 19 Mar 2019 by Laserchemisty Dillwynia sp. at Bruce, ACT - 6 Oct 2018 by LyndalT Glycine clandestina (Twining glycine) at Bruce, ACT - 6 Oct 2018 by LyndalT Acacia sp. at Bruce, ACT - 6 Oct 2018 by LyndalT Neolucia agricola (Fringed Heath-blue) at Bruce, ACT - 10 Nov 2017 by PeterR Dillwynia phylicoides (A Parrot-pea) at Bruce, ACT - 20 Feb 2015 by michaelb Rytidosperma pallidum (Red-anther Wallaby Grass) at Bruce, ACT - 20 Feb 2015 by michaelb Heteronympha penelope (Shouldered Brown) at Bruce, ACT - 20 Feb 2015 by michaelb Goodenia hederacea (Ivy Goodenia) at Bruce, ACT - 20 Feb 2015 by michaelb Coronidium oxylepis subsp. lanatum (Woolly Pointed Everlasting) at Bruce, ACT - 20 Feb 2015 by michaelb Cassinia quinquefaria (Cassinia) at Bruce, ACT - 20 Feb 2015 by michaelb Coronidium oxylepis subsp. lanatum (Woolly Pointed Everlasting) at Bruce, ACT - 20 Feb 2015 by michaelb Phaulacridium vittatum (Wingless Grasshopper) at Bruce, ACT - 20 Feb 2015 by michaelb Acacia genistifolia (Early Wattle) at Bruce, ACT - 20 Feb 2015 by michaelb Dichelachne sp. (Plume Grasses) at Bruce, ACT - 4 Mar 2012 by michaelb
Oechalia schellenbergii (Spined Predatory Shield Bug) at Bruce, ACT - 22 Dec 2021 by AlisonMilton
Dianella revoluta (Black-Anther Flax Lily) at Bruce, ACT - 2 Oct 2021 by alell
Dianella revoluta (Black-Anther Flax Lily) at Bruce, ACT - 1 Oct 2021 by alell
Camponotus nigriceps (Black-headed sugar ant) at Bruce, ACT - 27 Sep 2021 by alell
Dictyotus caenosus (Brown Shield Bug) at Bruce, ACT - 23 Sep 2021 by AlisonMilton
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Bruce, ACT - 23 Sep 2021 by AlisonMilton
Diphucrania acuducta (Acuducta jewel beetle) at Bruce, ACT - 23 Sep 2021 by AlisonMilton
Melobasis propinqua (Propinqua jewel beetle) at Bruce, ACT - 22 Sep 2021 by Harrisi
Diplopoda sp. (class) (Unidentified millipede) at Bruce, ACT - 22 Jul 2021 by AlisonMilton
Monolepta froggatti (Leaf beetle) at Bruce, ACT - 25 Feb 2021 by MattFox
Pycnostictus seriatus (Common Bandwing) at Bruce, ACT - 2 Dec 2020 by MattFox
Diplacodes bipunctata (Wandering Percher) at Bruce, ACT - 2 Dec 2020 by MattFox
Cerdistus exilis (Robber Fly) at Bruce, ACT - 2 Dec 2020 by MattFox
Salpesia sp. (genus) (Salpesia Jumping Spider) at Bruce, ACT - 19 Mar 2019 by Laserchemisty
Dillwynia sp. at Bruce, ACT - 6 Oct 2018 by LyndalT
Glycine clandestina (Twining glycine) at Bruce, ACT - 6 Oct 2018 by LyndalT
Acacia sp. at Bruce, ACT - 6 Oct 2018 by LyndalT
Neolucia agricola (Fringed Heath-blue) at Bruce, ACT - 10 Nov 2017 by PeterR
Dillwynia phylicoides (A Parrot-pea) at Bruce, ACT - 20 Feb 2015 by michaelb
Rytidosperma pallidum (Red-anther Wallaby Grass) at Bruce, ACT - 20 Feb 2015 by michaelb
Heteronympha penelope (Shouldered Brown) at Bruce, ACT - 20 Feb 2015 by michaelb
Goodenia hederacea (Ivy Goodenia) at Bruce, ACT - 20 Feb 2015 by michaelb
Coronidium oxylepis subsp. lanatum (Woolly Pointed Everlasting) at Bruce, ACT - 20 Feb 2015 by michaelb
Cassinia quinquefaria (Cassinia) at Bruce, ACT - 20 Feb 2015 by michaelb
Coronidium oxylepis subsp. lanatum (Woolly Pointed Everlasting) at Bruce, ACT - 20 Feb 2015 by michaelb
Phaulacridium vittatum (Wingless Grasshopper) at Bruce, ACT - 20 Feb 2015 by michaelb
Acacia genistifolia (Early Wattle) at Bruce, ACT - 20 Feb 2015 by michaelb
Dichelachne sp. (Plume Grasses) at Bruce, ACT - 4 Mar 2012 by michaelb

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • 22 Jul 2021 02:34 PM Recorded on
  • AlisonMilton Recorded by

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  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size

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