The king9 The new branch10 How long can termites live?11 Conclusion The Termite Colony, Life Cycle, Lifespan and Habits4 (80%) 3 […] The Reproductives (Flying termites)7 4.
For many homeowners, a termite swarm may be the most visible sign of a termite infestation. The life cycle of a termite begins with an egg, but is different from that of a bee or ant in that it goes through a developmental process called incomplete metamorphosis, with egg, nymph and adult stages. The soldiers6 3. Lifespan & Colonies Termite colonies can persist for the life of the primary queen and beyond, so by the time the primary queen dies, the colony can have quite an expansive territory. Termites you can spot in the tree may vary by their activity: simply feeding on the tree but having a colony under the surface;; having a colony inside the tree;; having multiple colonies. Once the winged termite lands it sheds off its wings, searches for a pair and if lucky finds a new colony, where it and its mate become the new queen and the king who will be the only ones to reproduce in the nest. Also known as an introduced subterranean termite, the Formosan termite is found in states across the southern U.S., including Alabama, Florida, California, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, North Carolina, Texas and Tennessee. Formosan termites prefer warm climates and densely populate certain areas of the American South. Typically, at the beginning of springtime following a rain event. A termite’s life cycle begins with the egg, laid by a fertilized queen. Drywood termite life cycle consists of several stages. Contents1 Life Cycle and Habits2 Invite you see interesting video from National Geographic:3 The Castes or Types of Termites4 1. 1) The Egg – Stage 1 – After fertilization, the female termite lays her eggs in a jelly-like liquid that holds the eggs together. Subterranean Termites; Subterranean termites swarm when the weather starts to warm. These eggs are cared for by worker termites until they hatch into larvae and begin their process of joining colony caste life. Therefore, the length of the termite life cycle depends on the termite’s final role in adult life.
In these same species, the soldier and worker termites are comparatively short-lived. Nymphs resemble small adults, and go through a series of moults as they grow. Moreover, they tend to swarm in times of higher humidity in the night hours from early evening to midnight. Formosan Termites; These termite species swarm in late summer or spring after a warm rainy day. The queen8 5. Life Cycle of Termite. Termite eggs are small and white in colour and can be noticed through the naked eye. If you see a swarm of termites around your home, then there likely is a well-established colony of termites living in or near your home. The Life-cycle of Subterranean Termites and Their Hierarchy The life-cycle of subterranean termites consists of 8 various stages of development: The life cycle of a termite begins with an egg , that goes through a developmental process called incomplete metamorphosis , with egg , nymph and adult stages. The workers5 2. For subterranean termites , with the number of members of the colony approaching a million in some species, extensive damage can occur in wood. Termites swarm only after the colony reaches a certain size and weather conditions become optimal for flight. They survive an average of two to four years. In some higher termite species, queens and kings can survive for up to 70 years. A female termite can lay around 30,000 eggs in one day.