It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s Super-Termite!
Florida Scientists have discovered that the world's two most destructive termite species, Asian and Formosan termites, are mating and producing offspring resulting in a super-termite. These hybrids are expected to be significantly more destructive than other termite species. “The two termite species had never been known to swarm at the same time before. The researchers believe it's very likely happening now because of climate change.”
Researchers have also observed that the varying parent species find that male Asian termites are more attracted to Formosan females than females within their own species. More alarming is that these hybrids are larger, faster growing colonies than their parent species.
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