RINGANT TERMITE FACTS
Ringant Termites are dampwood termites. The head is not prominently flattened and the pronotum (section of the thorax behind the head) is as wide as the head. The mandibles curve upwards slightly. Ringant termites have the largest soldiers of all the Australian termite species. They work mainly in the soft outer growth rings and do not leave much external signs of activity, unlike the Porotermes adamsoni which makes a visible mud like nest made of feces and wood particles.
Soldier length: 10mm - 15mm
forest trees, sometimes found in garden trees
cellulose from wood
The nest has many galleries in the outer soft growth rings of trees
found around coastal Australia from Darwin in Northern Territory, around coastal Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.
The Ringant Termite is a serious pest of forest trees in eastern Australia where it damages the top parts of trees used for commercial timber.
|Common Name:||Ringant Termite|