Termite Diversity in Urban Landscape, South Jakarta, Indonesia
AbstractThe population of South Jakarta, a city within the Province of Jakarta Capital Region, is increasing annually, and the development of land into building causes termite diversity loss. The aim of this research was to determine the diversity of subterranean termite species and their distribution in South Jakarta and to evaluate the soil profile termite habitat. This study was conducted in South Jakarta and was carried out at four residential areas representing four randomly selected sub-districts. Specimens were collected with a baiting system. At each residence, as many as 25–30 stakes of pine wood (Pinus merkusii) sized 2 cm × 2 cm × 46 cm were placed for termite sampling. Soil samples were also collected from each residence for testing of their texture, pH, soil water content, and C-organic. Three species of subterranean termites were identified, including Coptotermes curvignathus, Microtermes insperatus, and Macrotermes gilvus, with area-specific variations in occurrence. The soil and weather conditions in the studied areas provided suitable habitat for termites, and M. insperatus was the most commonly found species. View Full-Text
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Arinana, A.; Aldina, R.; Nandika, D.; Rauf, A.; Harahap, I.S.; Sumertajaya, I.M.; Bahtiar, E.T. Termite Diversity in Urban Landscape, South Jakarta, Indonesia. Insects 2016, 7, 20.
Arinana A, Aldina R, Nandika D, Rauf A, Harahap IS, Sumertajaya IM, Bahtiar ET. Termite Diversity in Urban Landscape, South Jakarta, Indonesia. Insects. 2016; 7(2):20.Chicago/Turabian Style
Arinana, Arinana; Aldina, Rifat; Nandika, Dodi; Rauf, Aunu; Harahap, Idham S.; Sumertajaya, I M.; Bahtiar, Effendi T. 2016. "Termite Diversity in Urban Landscape, South Jakarta, Indonesia." Insects 7, no. 2: 20.