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.
Termites damage the wheat crop soon after sowing and near maturity. The damaged plants dry up completely and are easily pulled out. The plants damaged at later stages give rise to white ears.
Metarhizium anisopliae, Beauveria bassiana, etc.