Termitoidae (informal group)

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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DonFletcher wrote:
   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.
AlisonMilton wrote:
   22 Sep 2021
This wasn't a termite mound, They were under a piece of fallen wood.
DonFletcher wrote:
   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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  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • 22 Jul 2021 02:34 PM Recorded on
  • AlisonMilton Recorded by

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