Cryptotermes spp is called Dry Wood Termites. The dry wood termites are pale-yellow-brown. These termites don’t build mounds. The dry wood termites prefer building nests in trees, stumps, or woods buried underground. This species of termites are highly destructive in Australia. The termites can damage forests. The species of termites favor hardwood trees. Apart from damaging the woods extensively, the termites cut the electrical wires that cause fire damage. Colonies of these termites are small.