Proceedings of the Hawaiian Entomological Society (1998) 33, 13-18

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Nan-Yao Su and Rudolf H. Scheffrahn (1998)
Coptotermes vastator Light (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) in Guam
Proceedings of the Hawaiian Entomological Society 33, 13-18
Abstract: A termite survey conducted in 11 locations of central Guam yielded six termite species; four of which, Coptotermes vastator Light, Cryptotermes dudleyi Bank, a Microcerotermes sp. and a Nasutitermes sp., have not been previously reported from Guam. Coptotermes vastator was collected from six structural infestations that were previously assumed to be caused by the Formosan subterranean termite, Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki. No C. formosanus was collected during this survey. Based on the results, we believe that C. vastator imported from the Philippines, not C. formosanus, has been the historical cause of much structural damage in Guam.
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Coptotermes formosanus
Coptotermes gestroi Guam