Capritermes fuscotibialis

Appearance of Soldiers The head is rectangular and yellow to light brown in colour. Mandibles are characteristically asymmetrical. Habit Feed on humus in soil. Usually found inhabiting parts of nests built by other larger termite species. Citation: Hong Kong Food and Environmental Hygene Department – Pest Control Newsletter, Termites

Reticulitermes fukienensis

Appearance of soldiers Around 4.5mm long. The rectangular head is yellow in colour. Mandibles are relatively short and stout with dark tips. Habit Live in old tree stumps and buried timber. May also infest moist structural timber in buildings. Citation: Hong Kong Food and Environmental Hygene Department – Pest Control Newsletter, Termites

How do Coptotermes termites attack trees?

Coptotermes are wood-feeding termites that can attack both living and dead wood. The genus is notorious for its habit of colonizing living trees and hollowing out the heartwood to the extent that the trunk can be ‘piped’ and replaced with nest material and soil, without the tree showing external signs of their presence. The Oriental …

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