Another collection of the unknown tiny, dark subterranean termites, from Groveland

Ryles Richards brought in a sample, 2 September 2021, of tiny, dark subterranean termites, from Groveland.

We’re told that this species may be undescribed. We are reaching out, again, for assistance with the ID. These termites would likely require chemical analysis for better ID. We have only collected them from Groveland and Tuolumne City.

The specimens were from inside the house, in the bathroom, near the toilet and the bathtub.

It’s possible that these are not actually subterranean termites. At the Tuolumne City collection site, the customer thought they were coming from a ceiling beam. More to come, I hope.

Links to previous posts on this species: