Diversity of Nest Types in Microcerotermes crassus (Termitinae, Termitidae, Isoptera) in a Dry Evergreen Forest of Thailand

Yoko Takematsu, Tetsushi Inoue, Fujio Hyodo, Atsuko Sugimoto, Nit Kirtebutr, Takuya Abe

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

7 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

In a dry evergreen forest of Sakaerat, Thailand, five types of nests (arboreal, epigeal, hypogeal, inquiline and nests within wood) which were built by the genus Microcerotermes were observed. Morphologically, all samples collected from five nest types belonged to the same species and were identified as Microcerotermes crassus. This indicates that a single species can build different nest types in the same locality. Furthermore, the density of nests and the relative abundance were investigated. At 99 nests per plot area (165 nests per hectare), the nest abundance and the relative abundance was very much higher than in other Southeast Asian forests.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)587-596
Number of pages10
JournalSociobiology
Volume42
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Dec 8 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Insect Science

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Diversity of Nest Types in Microcerotermes crassus (Termitinae, Termitidae, Isoptera) in a Dry Evergreen Forest of Thailand'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this