Showing 6 types of SUBTERRANEAN TERMITES
This is another subterranean termite closely related to the Formosan Termite that has managed to travel from its native Asia to many other regions of the world, including throughout the West Indies and in 1996 it was first discovered in southern Florida, and by 2004 in other areas of Florida. It also has been found on private boats arriving in Florida from islands in the Caribbean.
Apparently native to the West Indies, this species was discovered in southern Florida in 2001, and represents the first introduction of a “Higher” termite in North America, although it is common in the new world tropics and is known to cause structural damage. When discovered in Florida it was infesting several homes and other buildings in a small area.
At least nine native species of Amitermes occur throughout the drier regions of the southern U.S., from Texas to California. There also is an Amitermes species called the Florida Darkwinged Subterranean Termite – Amitermes floridensis – currently found only in a small region of west-central Florida, and described as a new species in 2003.
At least six species of native termites in this genus occur in North America, occurring throughout the country in all states and in Canada. These are the common and destructive soil-dwelling termites. The Eastern is the most common species in eastern North America, ranging from southern Canada south to Florida and in much of the eastern half of the U.S.
Asian in origin, and now found in the United States as a severe pest in Hawaii, Florida and Louisiana as well as other Gulf Coast states, and a lingering population near San Diego, California has existed for a number of years.
Six species of native termites in this genus occur in North America, occurring throughout the country in all states and in Canada. These are the common and destructive soil-dwelling termites.