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Cryptotermes brevis (Isoptera: Kalotermitidae) in the Azores: Lessons After 2 yr of Monitoring in the Archipelago.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  25368085     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The dispersal flights of West Indian drywood termite, Cryptotermes brevis (Walker) (Isoptera: Kalotermitidae) were surveyed in the major cities of Azores. The sampling device used to estimate termite density consisted of a yellow adhesive trap (size 45 by 24 cm), placed with an artificial or natural light source in a dark attic environment. In addition, data from two other projects were used to improve the knowledge about the geographical distribution of the species. The level of infestation in the two main Azorean towns differed, with high levels in the houses of Angra do Heroísmo, whereas in Ponta Delgada, there are fewer houses with high levels of infestation. The infestation in Ponta Delgada shows a pattern of spreading from the center outward to the city's periphery, whereas in Angra do Heroísmo, there was a pattern of spreading outward from several foci. The heavy infestation observed in Angra do Heroísmo and the clear increase of infestation levels observed from 2010 to 2011 is a reason for concern and calls for an urgent application of an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) control strategy.
Paulo A V Borges; Orlando Guerreiro; Maria T Ferreira; Annabella Borges; Filomena Ferreira; Nuno Bicudo; Lina Nunes; Rita S Marcos; Ana M Arroz; Rudolf H Scheffrahn; Timothy G Myles
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2014-01-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of insect science (Online)     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1536-2442     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Insect Sci.     Publication Date:  2014  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-11-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101096396     Medline TA:  J Insect Sci     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  172     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© The Author 2014. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Entomological Society of America.
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