More than 200 soil-surface and in-ground termite-monitoring devices were established across Oklahoma to collect termites. Termites were also collected from tree stumps and wooden buildings. Four species of Reticulitermes (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae), R. flavipes, R. virginicus, R. tibialis, and R. hageni were recovered. From previous records, Gnathamitermes tubiformans (Buckley) is also indigenous to Oklahoma. Based on previous records, non-subterranean species including the dampwood termites Zootermopsis angusticollis (Hagen) and Zootermopsis nevadensis (Hagen), and the drywood termites Cryptotermes brevis (Walker) and Incisitermes minor (Hagen), are occasionally reported in lumber and furniture shipped to Oklahoma from California and Oregon, or from Gulf coast states. Known distributions of R. virginicus and G. tubiformans are extended. Reproductive flights of subterranean termites in Oklahoma peak from mid-March to mid-May. Observations of relative foraging densities across the state are also reported.
You have requested a machine translation of selected content from our databases. This functionality is provided solely for your convenience and is in no way intended to replace human translation. Neither BioOne nor the owners and publishers of the content make, and they explicitly disclaim, any express or implied representations or warranties of any kind, including, without limitation, representations and warranties as to the functionality of the translation feature or the accuracy or completeness of the translations.
Translations are not retained in our system. Your use of this feature and the translations is subject to all use restrictions contained in the Terms and Conditions of Use of the BioOne website.
Vol. 77 • No. 1