Microtermies spp., Macrotermes spp., Allodontermes spp., and Odontotermes spp.

Nature of damage

  • Principally affect maturing or mature plants.
  • Termites attack the main root system.


  • Lodging.
  • Stems packed with soil.

Factors favoring development

  • The longer a field has been cultivated, the greater will be the yield losses caused by these insects.

Geographic distribution

  • Areas in Africa and India.

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