Next Article in Journal
Improving Efficacy of Beauveria bassiana against Stored Grain Beetles with a Synergistic Co-Formulant
Next Article in Special Issue
Feeding Deterrence to Reticulitermes speratus (Kolbe) by Fibroporia radiculosa (Peck) Parmasto 1968
Previous Article in Journal
Flood Stress as a Technique to Assess Preventive Insecticide and Fungicide Treatments for Protecting Trees against Ambrosia Beetles
Previous Article in Special Issue
Nest-Gallery Development and Caste Composition of Isolated Foraging Groups of the Drywood Termite, Incisitermes minor (Isoptera: Kalotermitidae)
Article Menu

Export Article

Open AccessArticle
Insects 2016, 7(3), 41;

Evidence of Subterranean Termite Feeding Deterrent Produced by Brown Rot Fungus Fibroporia radiculosa (Peck) Parmasto 1968 (Polyporales, Fomitopsidaceae)

Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba 305-0872, Japan
Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University, Uji, Kyoto 611-0011, Japan
School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Kochi University of Technology, Kami, Kochi 782-8502, Japan
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Academic Editor: Brian T. Forschler
Received: 11 April 2016 / Revised: 4 August 2016 / Accepted: 9 August 2016 / Published: 18 August 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Management of Wood-Attacking Insects)
Full-Text   |   PDF [1613 KB, uploaded 18 August 2016]   |  


We found that decayed wood stakes with no termite damage collected from a termite-infested field exhibited a deterrent effect against the termite Reticulitermes speratus, Kolbe, 1885. The effect was observed to be lost or reduced by drying. After identification, it was found that the decayed stakes were infected by brown rot fungus Fibroporia radiculosa (Peck) Parmasto, 1968. In a no-choice feeding test, wood blocks decayed by this fungus under laboratory condition deterred R. speratus feeding and n-hexane extract from the decayed stake and blocks induced termite mortality. These data provided an insight into the interaction between wood-rot fungi and wood-feeding termites. View Full-Text
Keywords: decay fungus; Reticulitermes speratus; no-choice feeding; wood decay fungus; Reticulitermes speratus; no-choice feeding; wood

Figure 1

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (CC BY 4.0).

Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Kamaluddin, N.N.; Nakagawa-Izumi, A.; Nishizawa, S.; Fukunaga, A.; Doi, S.; Yoshimura, T.; Horisawa, S. Evidence of Subterranean Termite Feeding Deterrent Produced by Brown Rot Fungus Fibroporia radiculosa (Peck) Parmasto 1968 (Polyporales, Fomitopsidaceae). Insects 2016, 7, 41.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics



[Return to top]
Insects EISSN 2075-4450 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top