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Formosan and Asian termites don’t usually swarm and mate at the same time, but within the last couple years, conditions were just right in Fort Lauderdale for both species to swarm simultaneously. After University of Florida scientists discovered that these termites were swarming together, they brought them back to the lab and were astonished to see the two species mate and reproduce. The resulting hybrid termite species colonized quickly; in fact sometimes twice as quickly as its parents. This means that this hybrid termite or "super-termite" could cause even more damage in a shorter period of time.

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