Drywood termite species in Queensland
Drywood termites damage timber structures in coastal areas and adjacent tablelands in Queensland.
Each of the 4 introduced species has a restricted distribution within this zone, but the native species Cryptotermes primus is more widespread.
Cryptotermes brevis (West Indian drywood termite) is the most destructive species of drywood termite and so is of economic importance in Queensland.
Australia's other native species are of little economic importance.
Native or invasive
West Indian drywood termite
Maryborough, Brisbane, Bundaberg, Townsville and Rockhampton, plus other parts of coastal Queensland
Indo-Malaysian drywood termite
Around Cairns and in other parts of northern Australia
Domestic drywood termite
Around Cairns and further north
Thursday Island (native to Indonesia and Java but exotic to Australia)
Native drywood termite
- Last reviewed: 24 Mar 2022
- Last updated: 24 Mar 2022