An ENORMOUS termite SUPERCITY (as BIG as BRITAIN!) discovered in Brazil!!

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An ENORMOUS SUPERCITY of termites has been discovered in Brazil…!

KTLA reports:

Researchers have discovered a gigantic complex of 200 million termite mounds in northeastern Brazil, which may be up to 4,000 years old and covers an area about the size of Great Britain.

Although visible on Google Earth, the conical mounds, some of which rise up to 10 feet high, are largely hidden from view at ground level in semiarid, thorny-scrub forests, according to research published this month in Current Biology.

“These mounds were formed by a single termite species that excavated a massive network of tunnels to allow them to access dead leaves to eat safely and directly from the forest floor,” researcher and entomologist Stephen Martin of the UK’s University of Salford said in a statement.

“The amount of soil excavated is … equivalent to 4,000 Great Pyramids of Giza, and represents one of the biggest structures built by a single insect species.”


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  • Paul this is just like the many episodes of your show Playhouse, where the Ants would be hilarious & sometimes they would spell words like Rock & Roll in regards to music.. I loved that wonderful episode! I send you and all who read this 💜 & Hugs have a beautiful evening. 💜♥️💛💚💛💙

  • Helen Gircko

    Well, that’s all! We no longer consider the bee a symbol of hard work! Termites occupy the first place … (But somehow it is comforting to know that termites are not very common in the UK itself … with their wonderful appetite …) Thanks for the info, Pee-wee!

  • John Chenge

    Termites!? Wow!