species: Nasutitermes longipennis in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Nasutitermes longipennis
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Arthropoda
Class Insecta
Order Blattodea
Family Termitidae
Genus Nasutitermes
Species Nasutitermes longipennis

Distinguishing features

Mound builder, eats grass and litter (Arab et al, 2017). This species has been recorded at Lizard Island (ALA accessed 14 mar 2020).


  • Size data has not been obtained.


  • Wingspan data is not yet available.


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References that assist with identification

  • Arab, A. Namyatova, T.A. Evans, S.L. Cameron, D.K. Yeates, S.Y.W. Ho and N. Lo, D.A. (2017). Parallel evolution of mound-building and grass-feeding in Australian nasute termites, Biology Letters, 13: 20160625. LIRS catalog number 90379.