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dc.contributor.authorFerreira, M.pt_BR
dc.contributor.authorBorges, P.pt_BR
dc.contributor.authorRibeiro Nunes, L. M.pt_BR
dc.contributor.authorMyles, T.pt_BR
dc.contributor.authorGuerreiro, O.pt_BR
dc.contributor.authorScheffrahn, R.pt_BR
dc.contributor.editorUniversidade dos Açorespt_BR
dc.description.abstractIn this contribution we summarize the current status of the known termites of the Azores(North Atlantic; 37-40° N, 25-31° W). Since 2000, four species of termites have been identified in the Azorean archipelago. These are spreading throughout the islands and becoming common structural and agricultural pests. Two termites of the Kalotermitidae family, Cryptotermes brevis (Walker) and Kalotermes flavicollis (Fabricius) are found on six and three of the islands, respectively. The other two species, the subterranean termites Reticulitermes grassei Clemént and R. flavipes (Kollar) of the Rhinotermitidae family are found only in confined areas of the cities of Horta (Faial) and Praia da Vitória (Terceira) respectively. Due to its location and weather conditions the Azorean archipelago is vulnerable to colonization by invasive species. The fact that there are four different species of termites in the Azores, all of them considered pests, is a matter of concern. Here we present a comparative description of these species, their known distribution in the archipelago, which control measures are being used against them, and what can be done in the future to eradicate and control these pests in the Azores.pt_BR
dc.description.sponsorshipWe thank the editor Helen Rost Martins and anonymous reviewers whose invaluable critical comments helped improve this manuscript. Financial support for this research was provided in part by the University of Florida, School of Structural Fumigation, the project TERMODISP DRCT - M221-I-002-2009) and the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCTSFRH/ BD/29840/2006 and PTDC/ECM/099121/ 2008).pt_BR
dc.subjectCryptotermes brevispt_BR
dc.subjectKalotermes flavicollispt_BR
dc.subjectInvasive exotic termitespt_BR
dc.titleTermites (Isoptera) in the Azores: an overview of the four invasive species currently present in the archipelagopt_BR
dc.description.magazineArquipelago - Life and Marine Sciencespt_BR
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