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Formosan subterranean termite (440) Print Fact Sheet


Common Name

Formosan subterranean termite

Scientific Name

Coptotermes formosanus. It is also known as Coptotermes intrudens. Coptotermes gestroi is similar (see Fact Sheet no. 384).

AUTHOR Grahame Jackson
Information from CABI (2019) Coptotermes formosanus (Formosan subterranean termite). Crop Protection Compendium. (; and Su N-Y, Scheffrahn RH (2019) Formosan subterranean termite. Featured Creatures. UF/IFAS. University of Florida. (; and from Fomosan subterranean termite. Wikipedia. ( Photo 1 Gerald J. Lenhard, Louisiana State University, Photos 2&3 Pest and Diseases Image Library, Photos 4&5 Scott Bauer, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Photo 6 Wood Product Insect Lab USFS, Gulfport, MS, Photo 7. Simon Hinkley & Ken Walker Victorian Museum. In: Walker K (2005) Formosan subterranean termite (Coptotermes formosanus). PaDIL -

Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project HORT/2016/185: Responding to emerging pest and disease threats to horticulture in the Pacific islands, implemented by the University of Queensland and the Secretariat of the Pacific.

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