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Historical biogeography of Reticulitermes termites (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) inferred from analyses of mitochondrial and nuclear loci.
This is the first global and comprehensive phylogenetic study of Reticulitermes termites and suggested that 'asexual queen succession', a unique reproductive system, independently evolved at least three times during the diversification of the genus. Expand
Laboratory Evaluation of Flurox, a Chitin Synthesis Inhibitor, on the Termite, Microcerotermes diversus
  • B. Habibpour
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of insect science
  • 18 February 2010
In the laboratory assays described here, the delayed toxicity of Flurox, a chitin synthesis inhibitor, to M. diversus was evaluated under force-feeding and choice trials and determined concentrations ofFlurox that can be used in bait formulations. Expand
Foraging Population and Territory Estimates for Microcerotermes diversus (Isoptera: Termitidae) Through Mark—Release—Recapture in Ahwaz (Khouzestan, Iran)
The foraging populations and territories of Microcerotermes diversus Silvestri, an important pest in Ahwaz, Iran, are determined using mark—release—recapture techniques and the data expand the knowledge about the biology, ecology and behavior of this species. Expand
Horizontal Transmission of the Entomopathogen Fungus Metarhizium anisopliae in Microcerotermes diversus Groups
The authors' observations indicate social behavior of M. diversus, such as grooming, can be effective in promoting epizootic outbreaks in a colony and the use ofM. Expand
Laboratory evaluation of two insect growth regulators (IGRs) on Microcerotermes diversus (Silvestri) (Isoptera: Termitidae) in southwest Iran
In economic terms, Microcerotermes diversus (Silvestri) is the most serious termite species damaging structures in southwest Iran. One safe control strategy that may reduce the subterranean termiteExpand
Predator Ants of the Date Palm Termite Microcerotermes diversus Silvestri and Effects of ant Morphometric Characteristics on ant Functional Response
Scouting for formicidae presence in Microcerotermes diversus galleries was conducted from March to September 2014 in 10 date palm trees located in the Omaltomire region of Khuzestan Province, Iran.Expand
Application of Bait Treated with the Entomopathogenic Fungus Metarhizium anisopliae (Metsch.) Sorokin for the Control of Microcerotermes diversus Silv.
Performance of a bait matrix treated with the entomopathogenic fungus Metarhizium anisopliae (Metsch.) Sorokin, Strain Saravan (DEMI 001), against M. diversus suggested potential of such bait system in controlling termite, however the effectiveness of M. anispliae as a component of integrated pest management for M. diverus still needs to be proven under field conditions. Expand
Survey of termites in forests of Punjab: Pakistan
Termites were surveyed in seven forests (plantations) of Punjab (Bhagat, Kamalia, Chichawatni, Changa Manga, Jallo Forest Park, Daphar and Attock) in 2008. Twelve termite species were observed fromExpand
Differentiation of Five Species of Megachile (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae), based on Wing Shape
Abstract In the present work we used landmark-based geometric morphometrics to compare the wing shapes of five species of Megachile (belonging to three subgenera) to confirm whether this techniqueExpand