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Ecology of termites from the genus Nasutitermes (Termitidae: Nasutitermitinae) and potential for science-based development of sustainable pest management programs

Boulogne Isabelle, Constantino Reginaldo, Amusant Nadine, Falkowski Michaël, Rodrigues Alice M.S., Houël Emeline. 2017. Ecology of termites from the genus Nasutitermes (Termitidae: Nasutitermitinae) and potential for science-based development of sustainable pest management programs. Journal of Pest Science, 90 (1) : pp. 19-37.

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Quartile : Outlier, Sujet : ENTOMOLOGY

Abstract : The genus Nasutitermes is among the most abundant wood-feeding Termitidae and an extremely diverse and heterogeneous group in terms of its biogeography and morphology. Despite the major role of several Nasutitermes species as structural pests, the phylogenetic status of this genus is still unclear, along with a confused taxonomy and species identification remaining difficult. The first aim of this review was thus to gather and discuss studies concerning the taxonomic status of the genus Nasutitermes in order to clarify this crucial point. Then, our goal was to gain new insights into the management of N. corniger, considered to be the most economically detrimental pest of this genus in South America and a Nasutitermes model species, while filtering available information concerning its biology through the prism of termite control, as well as critically examine the existing methods. We indeed strongly believe that increasing our knowledge of this species' biological strategies is the key to progress in the challenging question of their sustainable management. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Nasutitermes, Écologie animale, Organisme nuisible, Taxonomie, Biogéographie, Distribution géographique, Phylogénie, Identification, Conformation animale, Bois, Lutte biologique, Extrait d'origine végétale, Extrait de bois, Composition chimique, Insecticide, Insecticide d'origine végétale, Préservation du bois

Mots-clés géographiques Agrovoc : Amérique du Sud

Mots-clés complémentaires : Nasitutermes corniger

Classification Agris : L20 - Animal ecology
K50 - Processing of forest products
J12 - Handling, transport, storage and protection of forest products

Champ stratégique Cirad : Axe 4 (2014-2018) - Santé des animaux et des plantes

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Boulogne Isabelle, UAG (GLP)
  • Constantino Reginaldo, UNB [Universidade de Brasilia] (BRA)
  • Amusant Nadine, CIRAD-ES-UMR Ecofog (GUF)
  • Falkowski Michaël, Institut Pasteur de Guadeloupe (GLP)
  • Rodrigues Alice M.S., Institut Pasteur de Guadeloupe (GLP)
  • Houël Emeline, Institut Pasteur de Guadeloupe (GLP)

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