As compared to other termites, these are the most destructive and the most widespread type of termites. They live underground and can have even up to over 2 million colonies. They normally swarm in hundreds and woods damaged by them have a honeycombed appearance.
These termites live on dry wood. For them to survive, they do not need any contact with the soil. Their colonies can have a small swarm of 100 insects and colonies of 2500 members. The wood also appears smooth and clean.