Environmental Entomology (1993) 22, 1113-1117

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Nan-Yao Su, Paul M. Ban and Rudolf H. Scheffrahn (1993)
Foraging populations and territories of the eastern subterranean termite (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) in southeastern Florida
Environmental Entomology 22 (5), 1113-1117
Abstract: Foraging populations of colonies of the eastern subterranean termite, Reticulitermes flavipes (Kollar), were surveyed in residential and undeveloped environments of southeastern Florida. A triple mark-recapture program using the dye marker Nile Blue A indicated foraging populations of R. flavipes contain ~0.2-5.0 million termites per colony, and the foraging territories encompass an area of up to 2,361 m2 and a linear foraging distance of 71 m. Habitat type was not correlated with foraging population size.
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Database assignments for author(s): Nan-Yao Su

Research topic(s) for pests/diseases/weeds:
population dynamics/ epidemiology
environment - cropping system/rotation

Pest and/or beneficial records:

Beneficial Pest/Disease/Weed Crop/Product Country Quarant.

Reticulitermes flavipes U.S.A. (SE)