Termitidae

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termite mound in Australia (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): W. Bulach
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Termitidae

The Termitidae are called "higher termites" and are the largest family of Isoptera with more than 2000 species. Several species are serious pests of crops and wooden structures. They live below ground and often construct mounds. The species have a wide range of food habits and colony structures.

The following genera are currently entered under Termitidae: