Evolution in action - hatching of Florida's super termite

Looks like nature’s demolition squad is starting to gear up… getting ready to return to the ground what the sea takes back.

Florida Scientists Discover Super Termites, and They’re Not Genetically Modified March 25, 2015 by Entomology Today http://entomologytoday.org/2015/03/25/florida-scientists-discover-super-termites-and-theyre-not-genetically-modified/ By Richard Levine Formosan subterranean termites (Coptotermes formosanus) and Asian subterranean termites (Coptotermes gestroi) are the most damaging pest species in the world. Both are highly invasive and have spread throughout many areas of the world due to human activity, and their distributions overlap in some areas. Now scientists in Florida have observed Formosan males mating with Asian females — in fact, they seem to prefer the Asian females more than females from their own species — and their hybrid offspring seem to grow colonies twice as fast as their parents. Their findings are published in the journal PLOS ONE, and are described in the following video: ...