Termites of Northern Australia

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Discusses termite societies and their role in the ecosystem, and outlines the species most likely to be encountered and recognised.

Termite mounds are a distinctive feature of northern Australia, and the role of termites is crucial to ecosystems in this part of the world. More than 100 species of termites inhabit northern Australia, but little is known about many of these.

This book discusses termite societies and their role in the ecosystem, and outlines some of the Aboriginal uses of termites. It also outlines in greater detail the species of termites most likely to be encountered and recognised.

Termites of Northern Australia is an attractively illustrated popular account for anyone interested in these fascinating insects, and will be useful to many thousands of people - tourists, students, amateur naturalists and researchers, who visit northern Australia each year and marvel at termites.