Journal of Economic Entomology (2013) 106, 311-321

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Hou-Feng Li, Ikuko Fujisaki and Nan-Yao Su (2013)
Predicting habitat suitability of Coptotermes gestroi (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) with species distribution models
Journal of Economic Entomology 106 (1), 311-321
Abstract: Coptotermes gestroi (Wasmann) is an important structural pest reported from Asia, Pacific islands, North America, Caribbean islands, South America, and Indian Ocean islands. This study summarized previous records of C. gestroi and its synonyms, presenting 184 infested counties from 24 countries. Based on the geo-references occurrence locations and global raster data of climate, geography, and human population, C. gestroi were found most commonly in warm, high precipitation, low altitude, and human populated areas. By using species distribution models, we predicted its current infested area (model 1), habitat suitability (model 2), and probability of introduction (model 3) on a global scale. The results showed its recorded locations and the predicted distribution of the present day are similar, but the suitable habitat is larger than its current distribution. The patterns of the introduction frequency (model 3) and habitat suitability (model 2) are inconsistent. Temperate cities with high introduction risk are located in Europe, United Sates, northeastern China, and Japan where habitat suitability is low and hence successful colonization is unlikely. In tropics and subtropics, habitat suitability of C. gestroi is high. We speculate that continuous urbanization and increasing human population will increase its introduction frequency and cause further extension in fast developing tropical and subtropical countries.
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environment - cropping system/rotation
surveys/sampling/distribution


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Coptotermes gestroi Bangladesh
Coptotermes gestroi China (south)
Coptotermes gestroi Indonesia
Coptotermes gestroi Japan
Coptotermes gestroi Malaysia
Coptotermes gestroi Myanmar
Coptotermes gestroi Philippines
Coptotermes gestroi Singapore
Coptotermes gestroi Taiwan
Coptotermes gestroi Thailand
Coptotermes gestroi India
Coptotermes gestroi Pakistan
Coptotermes gestroi French Polynesia
Coptotermes gestroi Guam
Coptotermes gestroi Mauritius
Coptotermes gestroi Cuba
Coptotermes gestroi Jamaica
Coptotermes gestroi Mexico
Coptotermes gestroi Puerto Rico
Coptotermes gestroi Paraguay
Coptotermes gestroi Antigua and Barbuda
Coptotermes gestroi Barbados
Coptotermes gestroi Montserrat
Coptotermes gestroi Saint Kitts and Nevis
Coptotermes gestroi Reunion Island
Coptotermes gestroi U.S.A. (Hawaii)
Coptotermes gestroi U.S.A. (SE)