Daily Patterns

Daily Patterns of Termite Behaviour

For central site nesters:

Generally, foraging activity is greater in the warmer hours and lower in the cooler hours
Specifically, pattern varies with season

  • winter - single peak at midday
  • summer - two peaks around midday - if temperature too high; > 34ºC

For multi site nesters:

Pattern should be similar but less marked

Daily Patterns Graphic