NEW DISTRIBUTION RECORD OF Cryptotermes brevis (ISOPTERA, KALOTERMITIDAE) IN ARGENTINA

NEW DISTRIBUTION RECORD OF Cryptotermes brevis (ISOPTERA, KALOTERMITIDAE) IN ARGENTINA

聽The first record of the West Indian drywood termite Cryptotermes brevis聽 (Walker, 1853) in the city of Corrientes (Argentina) is reported. Several C. brevis聽 colonies were detected inside a local deposit, from wooden crates used for carrying fresh fruits. The observed damage consisted of small roun...

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Journal Title: Acta Biol贸gica Colombiana
First author: Juan Manuel Coronel
Other Authors: Enrique Laffont;
Celina Godoy;
Clara Etcheverry;
Marcela Obreg贸n
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Language: Spanish
Get full text: https://revistas.unal.edu.co/index.php/actabiol/article/view/40108
Resource type: Journal Article
Source: Acta Biol贸gica Colombiana; Vol 19, No 2 (Year 2014).
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Publisher: Universidad Nacional de Colombia
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Categories: Life Sciences --> Plant Sciences
Life Sciences --> Zoology
Abstract: 聽The first record of the West Indian drywood termite Cryptotermes brevis聽 (Walker, 1853) in the city of Corrientes (Argentina) is reported. Several C. brevis聽 colonies were detected inside a local deposit, from wooden crates used for carrying fresh fruits. The observed damage consisted of small rounded holes, partially hollowed wood pieces and presence of debris. The importance of weather factors and the type of material of vegetable and fruit containers in the colonization and dispersion of C. brevis聽 in this region of Argentina are discussed. Illustrations of soldiers and reproductive C. brevis , and an updated map of the distribution of this termite in Argentina are given.Nuevo registro de distribuci贸n de Cryptotermes brevis (Isoptera, Kalotermitidae) en Argentina聽Se presenta el primer registro de Cryptotermes brevis聽 (Walker, 1853) en la ciudad de Corrientes (Argentina). Se detectaron varias colonias de esta termita dentro de un edificio en contenedores de madera empleados para el transporte de fruta fresca. Los da帽os observados consistieron en orificios redondos, piezas de madera parcialmente excavadas y presencia de debris fecales. Se discute la importancia de factores climatol贸gicos y del tipo de material de contenedores de fruta, en la colonizaci贸n y dispersi贸n de C. brevis聽 en esta regi贸n de Argentina. Se presentan ilustraciones de soldados y reproductores de C. brevis聽 y un mapa actualizado de la distribuci贸n de esta termita en Argentina