Mastotermes spp.

Mastotermes darwiniensis

Type

Subterranean

Genus

Mastotermes

Species

darwiniensis.*

Castes

Queen, King, Soldier pseudergate/reproductive.

Nest type

Non-mound builder.

 

Nests in trunks and root crowns of trees and stumps

 

May range 70Metres.

 

May contain over 100,000 individuals.

 

May split off as well as normal colonising flights.

Distribution

Tropical Australia.

 

The largest subterranean termite species in Australia and the most destructive species within its range of occurrence. Attacks houses, buildings, bridges, posts, poles and many other plant and animal products. May even ringbark and kill living trees