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Noun1.Formosan - the Austronesian languages spoken on Formosa
Austronesian language, Austronesian - the family of languages spoken in Australia and Formosa and Malaysia and Polynesia
Atayalic, Tayalic - a language spoken by a Malaysian people on Formosa
Tsouic - a Formosan language
Paiwanic - a Formosan language
Adj.1.Formosan - of or relating to or characteristic of the island republic on Taiwan or its residents or their language; "the Taiwanese capital is Taipeh"
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Morales-Ramos, USDA-ARS Formosan Subterranean Termite Research Unit, New Orleans, Louisiana; [Rojas] phone (504) 286-4382, e-mail grojas@srrc.
European Paper Wasps and Formosan Termites Prove to Be the Year's Most Influential Pests
The developer of this 85 home sub division, looking to employ green building technologies contacted ECOB to provide lumber protection for Mold, Wood Rot and Wood Ingesting Insects including Formosan Termites.
Mackay reported: "The Formosan is genuinely eager that the Island come under UN Mandate," and "The remedy would be simple, granting all Formosans the right to vote for what form of Government they desired and 98 per cent would vote United Nations.
For example, widespread infestations of the Formosan subterranean termite (Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki) in southern Louisiana have caused damage estimated in the hundreds of millions of dollars.
It's aimed at beating back the Formosan subterranean termite in New Orleans' famed French Quarter and elsewhere.
We are also seeing an increase in activity by other invasive species similar to the stink bug such as Formosan termites and fire ants.
These days the war is against the legendary Formosan termite, which eats away at homes' foundations, especially in Southeastern U.
Species treated in this volume include desert locust, mountain pine beetle, tsetse flies, cactus moth, false codling moth, Anopheles arabiensis, rice stem borers, cotton pests, New World screwworm, red palm weevil, fire ant, tarnished plant bug, Aedes albopictus, oriental fruit fly, Mediterranean fruit fly, boll weevil, cotton bollworm, pink bollworm, codling moth, painted apple moth, and Formosan subterranean termite.
East Toronto includes five ethnic congregations--two Chinese, one Mandarin, one Formosan and one Taiwanese.
An invasive species, the Formosan subterranean termite, Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki, is believed to have been introduced in the southern United States from East Asia around the end of World War II.
New Orleans' historic French Quarter is the epicenter of the Formosan infestation--a worst-case scenario come to life.