Cream coloured, tiny insects resembling ants with dark coloured head. Social, polymorphic insects; workers may be seen foraging in groups during morning and evening hours.
Outer leaves dry up first and the cane falls down if disturbed. Canes are filled with moist soil inside the papery rind. Poor germination of setts after planting, characteristic semi-circular feeding marks on the leaves in the standing crop. Entire shoot dries up and can be pulled out easily.
Aspergillus flavus (under laboratory condition)
Coptotermes heimi, Odontotermes obesus, Odontotermes wallonensis, Microtermes obesi, Trinervitermes biformis