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Title: First Record of Cryptotermes cynocephalus Light (Isoptera: Kalotermitidae) and Natural Woodland Infestations of C. brevis (Walker) on Oahu, Hawaiian Islands
Authors: Scheffrahn, Rudolf H.
Su, Nan-Yao
Chase, James A.
Mangold, John R.
Grace, J Kenneth
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Keywords: Coptotermes formosanus
Cryptotermes brevis
Cryptotermes cynocephalus
Incisitermes immigrans
insect surveys
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Neotermes connexus
new geographic records

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Issue Date: May-2000
Publisher: Hawaiian Entomological Society
Citation: Scheffrahn RH, Su N-Y, Chase JA, Mangold JR, Grace JK, Yates JR. 2000. First record of Cryptotermes cynocephalus Light (Isoptera: Kalotermitidae) and natural woodland infestations of C. brevis (Walker) on Oahu, Islands. Proc Hawaiian Entomol Soc 34:121–125.
Abstract: A termite survey of 18 coastal woodland localities on Oahu yielded five termite species including Neotermes connexus Snyder, Incisitermes immigrans (Snyder), Cryptotermes brevis (Walker), Cryptotermes cynocephalus Light, and Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki. The Indomalaysian and Australian species Cr. cynocephalus is
reported in Hawaii for the first time and may have pest status there. The discovery of
Cr. brevis colonies in a natural habitat is unprecedented and suggests that this population may either be related to prehistoric ancestors from the Neotropics or a new woodland biotype which evolved from colonies introduced by humans.
Pages/Duration: 6 pages
ISSN: 0073-134X
Appears in Collections:Volume 34 - May 2000 : Hawaiian Entomological Society

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