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Termitologists Discover New Termite Species in Colombia
A new termite species has been discovered in Colombia. It has been named after a fictional town in a Gabriel GarcĂ­a Marquez novel. (October 21, 2016)

Two Most Destructive Termite Species Forming Hybrid Superswarms in South Florida
The world's two most destructive termite species are forming hybrid superswarms in South Florida. (March 28, 2015)

Brazilian Scarab Beetles Hide Inside Termite Nests
Scientists have found Brazilian scarab beetles hiding inside the nests of termites. (January 13, 2015)

Scientists Sequence Genome of Primitive Termite
Scientists have sequenced the genome of the the Nevada dampwood termite. (May 23, 2014)

Leaderless Robots Inspired by Termites Build Structures Using Foam Bricks
Harvard computer scientists and engineers have developed leaderless robots inspired by termites that can build structures using foam bricks. (February 13, 2014)

Scientist Says Sand Termites Behind Desert Fairy Circles
German scientist Norbert Juergens, from the University of Hamburg, believes fairy circles in the Namibian desert are likely created by a sand termite named Psammotermes. (March 30, 2013)

Termite Mounds Can Help Reveal Location of Gold Deposits
New research conducted by CSIRO indicates that ant and termite mounds can provide evidence of gold located deep beneath them. (December 11, 2012)