Insectes Sociaux

, Volume 18, Issue 4, pp 227–232 | Cite as

Distribution of four termite species in the A. R. Egypt

  • A. H. Kaschef
  • L. S. El-Sherif
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Summary

The present study of termites in the A. R. Egypt showed that:
  1. 1.

    Anacanthotermes ochraceus Burm. andPsammotermes hybostoma Desn. are the most widely distributed species. They cause great damage to both villagers dwellings and agriculture.

     
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    Anacanthotermes ochraceus Burm. is the most common species in Lower Egypt. Its damage is confined to green bricks of the rural buildings.

     
  3. 3.

    Psammotermes hybostoma Desn. occurs chiefly in Upper Egypt, where it attacks many trees as date palm, olive, nabiq and acacia.

     
  4. 4.

    The infestation withAmitermes desertorum Desn. is confined to Abu-Rawash (Giza), while that withMicrocerotermes eugnathus Silv. to Dakhla oasis.

     

Keywords

Western Desert Infested Area Termite Species Date Palm Tree Kharga Oasis 

Résumé

Cette étude des termites dans la A. R. d'Egypte montre que:
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    Anacanthotermes ochraceus Burm. etPsammotermes hybostoma Desn. sont les espèces les plus répandues. Ils endommagent sérieusement les habitations des paysans et leur agriculture.

     
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    Anacanthotermes ochraceus Burm. est l'espèce la plus commune dans la Basse Egypte. Elle endommage spécialement les pierres non cuites des habitations villageoises.

     
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    Psammotermes hybostoma Desn. est l'espèce la plus commune dans la Haute Egypte où elle attaque les dattiers, les oliviers, les nabqs et les acacias.

     
  4. 4.

    L'infestation avecAmitermes desertorum Desn. a lieu dans Abu-Rawash (Giza), tandis que celle causée parMicrocerotermes eugnathus Silv. a lieu dans l'oasis de Dakhla.

     

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© Masson & Cie 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. H. Kaschef
    • 1
  • L. S. El-Sherif
    • 1
  1. 1.Desert Institut and Entomology Department, Faculty of ScienceAin Shams UniversityCairo [Abbassieh]Egypt

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