Living With Arboreal Termites

Arboreal Termite Nest
Photo: Leponce & colleagues*

New Guinea contains many interesting species of tropical insects including arboreal species of termites. Rather than building nests on the ground, these termites build nests on the trunks and limbs of trees. These termites can be found infesting coconut plantations.

There are 3 primary species of arboreal termites, Nasutitermes princeps, Nasutitermes novarumhebridarum and Microcerotermes biroi. Nasutitermes novarumhebridarum has small…

Source: Living With Insects Blog

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