9 Feb 2024

Critter of the Week

From Afternoons, 3:35 pm on 9 February 2024

Termites are tenacious critters – they never sleep and spend their waking lives chewing wood and renovating their extensive colonies. Luckily, we only have three native species of termite in Aotearoa, and they don’t often infest our houses. This week’s critter is the most common of our termites, the New Zealand dry wood termite, Kalotermes brouni.

NZ dry wood termite

NZ dry wood termite Photo: supplied