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Termite species composition in the central rift valley of Ethiopia

@inproceedings{Debelo2014TermiteSC,
  title={Termite species composition in the central rift valley of Ethiopia},
  author={Daniel Getahun Debelo and Emana Getu Degaga},
  year={2014}
}
In Ethiopia, particularly in the Central Rift Valley (CRV) where high density of epigeal termite mounds is found, little systematic studies were done to know the termite fauna. Hence, the current study was conducted in three districts of East Shawa Zone of Oromia Regional State to know termite species composition in the CRV of Ethiopia from August to November 2013. Termites were sampled from different land-use types: protected lands, rangelands, and farmlands using the standardized belt… Expand

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