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Milk Termite

Scientific Name
Coptotermes lacteus
Scientific Author
(Froggatt)
Taxonomy
(Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae: Coptotermitinae)
Status
Native Australian Pest Species
Reliability
High
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Commodity Type

  • Timber

Description

Coptotermes lacteus often builds an above ground nest as a mound up to 2 metres above ground level. Attacks stumps, dead trees, timber fences, poles and other timber structures that are in contact with the soil These termites are also known to attack such timber in damp sub-floor areas.

Diet primarily weathered wood, not sound timber in service, slight economic importance


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