dry-wood termite

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Noun1.dry-wood termite - any of various termites that live in and feed on dry wood that is not connected with the soil
termite, white ant - whitish soft-bodied ant-like social insect that feeds on wood
Cryptotermes brevis, powder-post termite - extremely destructive dry-wood termite of warm regions
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Feeding responses of the western dry-wood termite Incisitermes minor (Hagan) (Isoptera: Kalotermitidae) against ten commercial timbers.
Laboratory tests report both high and low resistance to brown and white rot fungi; also variously reported to be very susceptible to dry-wood termite attack; and also vulnerable to powder-post beetle attack.
Comparison of the behavioral and physiological responses to humidity of five species of dry-wood termites, Cryptotermes species.
Dry-wood termites may swarm into building developments before they are even completed.
Its heartwood is highly resistant to attack by fungi, marine borers and dry-wood termites, and that makes the wood popular for marine and ship construction.
Purpleheart has a highly durable heartwood, most resistant to attack by fungi and dry-wood termites.