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- Cancello, Eliana M., et al. Show all 8 Authors
- Arthropod structure & development 2015 v.44 no.5 pp. 401-406
- Blattodea; Termitidae; exocrine glands; secretion; synapomorphy
- ... Termites have developed many exocrine glands, generally dedicated to defence or communication. Although a few of these glands occur in all termite species, or represent synapomorphies of larger clades, others are morphological innovations of a single species, or a few related species. Here, we describe the nasus gland, a new gland occurring at the base of the nasus of Angularitermes soldiers. The ...
- Cancello, Eliana M., et al. Show all 5 Authors
- Biotropica 2014 v.46 no.4 pp. 441-450
- Isoptera; correlation; energy; environmental factors; evapotranspiration; forests; latitude; species diversity; surveys; temperature
- ... In this study, we investigated the termites of the Brazilian Atlantic Forest, one of the most threatened biodiversity hotspots in the world, in regularly spaced sites from 7° S to 27° S latitude. To our knowledge, this is the only report of a latitudinal survey of termites at species level performed with a standardized sampling protocol. We evaluate termite diversity and abundance, and describe pa ...
- Cancello, Eliana M., et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Journal of insect physiology 2011 v.57 no.4 pp. 469-474
- Termitidae; alcohols; bioassays; pheromones; reproductive isolation; sympatry; tropics
- ... The species-specificity of pairing has been studied in three sympatric Neotropical termites: Cornitermes bequaerti, Cornitermes cumulans and Cornitermes silvestrii (Termitidae, Syntermitinae). Bioassays showed that sex attraction was highly species-specific between C. bequaerti and C. cumulans but not between C. cumulans and C. silvestrii. The sex-pairing pheromone of the three species is secreted ...