Mound 26

Cone shaped mounds located in South Africa.

Species

  • Macrotermes natalensis
  • Macrotermes ukuzii

Shape Classes

  • Cone

Location

GPS
22° 52' 40" S, 31° 23' 60" E
Elevation
375m
Conditions
N/A
Köppen Class
BSh

Climate

50C°

Warmest Month:33.1C°

Mean Temperature:22.9C°

Coldest Month:9.2C°

0C°

On average, 500mm of rain fall here each year, with 253mm (or 50.6%) of that falling during this locations' wettest quarter.

Local Soil

The local soil is composed of lixisols.
LocationSand [%]Silt [%]Clay [%]
1422137
ISRIC – World Soil Information, 2013. Soil property maps of Africa at 1 km. Available for download at www.isric.org.

Sources

Meyer, V. W., Braack, L. E. O., and Ebersohn, C. (1999). "Distribution and density of termite mounds in the northern Kruger National Park, with specific reference to those constructed by Macrotermes Holmgren (Isoptera: Termitidae)." African entomology : journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa., 7(1), 123.

ISRIC – World Soil Information, 2013. Soil property maps of Africa at 1 km. Available for download at www.isric.org.

Hijmans, R.J., S.E. Cameron, J.L. Parra, P.G. Jones and A. Jarvis, 2005. Very high resolution interpolated climate surfaces for global land areas. International Journal of Climatology 25: 1965-1978.

Peel MC, Finlayson BL & McMahon TA (2007), Updated world map of the Köppen-Geiger climate classification, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 11, 1633-1644.

Photo Source: Meyer, V. W., and Technikon Pretoria. Department of Nature, C. (1997). "Distribution and density of mound-building termites in the northern Kruger National Park."