Based on our data, these regular freezing episodes are an effective barrier that limits the insect's northern movement in Florida in the same manner that they limit other insects including Aleurocanthus woglumi (Ashby) (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae), Aleurodicus dispersus (Russell) (Cherry 1979a,b) and Cryptotermes
brevis (Walker) (Scheffrahn 2013).
While moist conditions are required for survival of subterranean termites, high humidity has been described as fatal to a drywood termite, Cryptotermes
brevis (Walker) (Collins, 1969).
The research team led by CSIRO entomologist Dr Theodore Evans has found the drywood termite, Cryptotermes
secundus can locate the deadly Coptotermes acinaciformis through the sound of the vibrations it makes while chewing.
Lab colonies of the termite Cryptotermes
secundus (worker shown) started acting as if their queen were dead when researchers disabled her Neofem2 gene, Judith Korb of the University of Osnabruck in Germany and her colleagues report in the May 8 Science.
The West Indies powderpost termite, Cryptotermes
brevis Walker (Isoptera: Kalotermitidae), often hitchhikes in wooden furniture or picture frames (and thus nicknamed "furniture termite"), and is found in more regions in the world than any other termite species.
Structural changes in lignin of tropical woods during digestion by the termite, Cryptotermes
To test his hunch, he and his colleagues offered big and small pine blocks to a common tropical dry-wood species of termite, Cryptotermes
brevis will not survive in wood exposed to consistent rainfall or other free water sources.
Field studies on the use of high temperatures to control Cryptotermes
brevis (Isoptera: Kalotermitidae).
There were 100 healthy and active nymphs of the dry wood termite Cryptotermes
cynocephalus Light placed into each box.
Attraction of alates of Cryptotermes
brevis (Isoptera: Kalotermitidae) to different light wavelengths in south Florida and the Azores.
There are 14 species of drywood termites in the United States, however only 5 species have economic importance: Cryptotermes
brevis (Walker), Incisitermes minor (Hagen), I.