formosan subterranean termite, Coptotermes formosanus  (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) - 1324025

formosan subterranean termite
Coptotermes formosanus (Shiraki)

Descriptor: Damage
Description: Damage caused by Formosan subterranean termites to a window sill of the Southern Regional Research Center Library. The colony nest was located two floors below in the soil, but workers entered the building through mud shelter tubes that they constructed through the hollow brick walls. The damage went unnoticed until moisture from foraging galleries by the termites caused the paint to blister. Much of the wood had been consumed by the termites before they were detected.
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Image location: United States

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Name: Scott Bauer
Organization: USDA Agricultural Research Service
Country: United States

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Image uploaded on Thursday, March 06, 2003
Image Information last updated on Tuesday, August 02, 2011