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giant northern termite

Scientific Name
Mastotermes darwiniensis
Scientific Author
Froggatt
Taxonomy
(Isoptera: Mastotermitidae)
Status
Native Australian Pest Species
Reliability
High
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Commodity Type

  • Timber
  • Grasses
  • Sugarcane

Description

Mastotermes darwiniensis is a very destructive termite and an economically important insect pest in northern Australia. Estimates indicate that if control measures were not applied, this termite would cost the horticultural industry in excess of $10 million per year in the NT alone.


Attacks wood including living and dead trees, other wood products such as building material and even crops (such as sugarcane)

Source:

See CSIRO Terc weblink


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