Recorded from dry woodland and forest/savannah in both Namibia and Ghana. Although originally recorded from a decaying log buried in sand, the mandibles and enteric valve structure of the workers suggest this genus is a Group IV soil feeder. In Ghana all specimens were recorded from within other termites' (Cubitermes, Trinervitermes) nests, scattered in clear grassy areas on grey soils, surrounded by open Guinean savannah. (Sands, 1998).
The genus's distribution may be a remnant of an earlier wider distribution during a drier palaeoecological period.