What about creepy-crawlies and other nasties?

Rangatira spider. Image: Dave HoustonRangatira spider. Image: Dave HoustonThere are a few spiders on the Chathams, but all are harmless.  The largest  is (fortunately) restricted to Rangatira Island and is thus unable to frighten most visitors to the Chathams.

Neither sandflys or mosquitoes are a problem on the Chathams and wasps are absent.  There are small numbers of honey bees on both Chatham and Pitt islands.

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