exterior tunnels and mound/hive
A little termite flying out and about during the day.
exterior tunnels on mamosa-like tree
In, and under, very large fallen redwood log.
Small insects >8mm Found when splitting firewood. Damp conditions with in wood. I presume they are a native species.
Termites are a group of eusocial insects that, until recently, were classified at the taxonomic rank of order Isoptera (see taxonomy below), but are now accepted as the infraorder Isoptera, of the cockroach order Blattodea. While termites are commonly known, especially in Australia, as "white ants", they are for practical purposes unrelated to the ants (although they are prey to some ants, including the acrobat ant).