Naphthalene in Formosan Subterranean Termite Carton Nests
Naphthalene was detected in nest cartons of Formosan subterranean termites, Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki. The concentration of naphthalene ranges from 50.56 to 214.6 μg/kg. This is the first report of naphthalene being associated with termites. Some possible functions of naphthalene in a termite society are discussed.
Publication Source (Journal or Book title)
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Chen, J., Henderson, G., Grimm, C., Lloyd, S., & Laine, R. (1998). Naphthalene in Formosan Subterranean Termite Carton Nests. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 46 (6), 2337-2339. https://doi.org/10.1021/jf9709717