Riqueza e composição de Térmitas (Blattodea, Isoptera) em manguezais do litoral amazônico


  • Shirlene C. B. Silva Universidade Federal Rural da Amazônia, Paragominas, Pará
  • José J. Corrêa-Neto Universidade Federal Rural da Amazônia, Paragominas, Pará https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1391-9975




Biodiversity, Termites, Marajó Island, Resex-Ma


Among the varieties of insects present in mangroves, termites can easily colonize mangrove forests by their winged forms, and thus, build arboreal nests. In view of the presence of this order in mangroves, this work presents the results of a sampling of Termites (Blattaria, Isoptera) in mangrove forests on the Amazon coast, as well as highlighting ecological aspects of these insects. Two collections were carried out during an annual cycle (dry and rainy) at six sampling sites located in the mangroves of Soure on Marajó Island, Pará. In each sampling site, a 100 mx 3 m transection was delimited, subdivided into 10 plots of land. 5 mx 3 m, with an interval of 5 m between each plot, with a sampling effort of 1h / person in each plot in search of termites in the different microhabitats present in the mangrove. A total of seven species distributed in three genera and three families were found over an annual cycle. The most abundant species were Nasutitermes corniger (Motschulsky, 1855) (38.70%), Nasutitermes nigriceps (Haldeman, 1853) (25.00%) and Nasutitermes surinamensis (Holmgren, 1910) (20.16%). The xylophagous termites were dominant and the dry season the number of species and specimens was higher.


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Silva, S. C. B., & Corrêa-Neto, J. J. . (2020). Riqueza e composição de Térmitas (Blattodea, Isoptera) em manguezais do litoral amazônico. Entomological Communications, 2, ec02037. https://doi.org/10.37486/2675-1305.ec02037



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