'Super' termite hybrid may wreak havoc on Florida

March 31, 2015 12:01 PM

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'Super' termite hybrid may wreak havoc on Florida

A male Asian termite (right) and female Formosan termite (left) mating together. (Thomas Chouvenc | University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences)

The two most invasive termite species in the world are shacking up, producing a potentially powerful new termite hybrid in South Florida, a new study finds. The "super" pest can reproduce more quickly than either parent species and might have a larger range, opening it to new habitats, the researche...

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