Biology of invasive termites: a worldwide review.

@article{Evans2013BiologyOI,
  title={Biology of invasive termites: a worldwide review.},
  author={T A Evans and Brian T. Forschler and Jacquelyn K. Grace},
  journal={Annual review of entomology},
  year={2013},
  volume={58},
  pages={
          455-74
        }
}
The number of recognized invasive termite species has increased from 17 in 1969 to 28 today. [...] Key Result These characteristics are most common in two families, the Kalotermitidae and Rhinotermitidae (which make up 21 species on the invasive termite list), particularly in three genera, Cryptotermes, Heterotermes, and Coptotermes (which together make up 16 species).Expand
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