Kōrero: Insects – overview

Native termite

Native termite

New Zealand has three species of termite. They are social animals, living in small colonies made up of workers and soldiers (lacking eyes and wings), and a reproductive pair (the king and queen). They feed on wood, and tunnel into tree trunks and timber.

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Landcare Research – Manaaki Whenua
Photograph by Leonie Clunie

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

George Gibbs, 'Insects – overview - Groups few in number', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/10053/native-termite (accessed 14 July 2024)

He kōrero nā George Gibbs, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007