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Insect: Termites

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Sprocky
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Re: Termite Mounds

Unread post by Sprocky » Thu Dec 03, 2009 3:14 pm

Salamanda, to me they look exactly the same.

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Re: Termite Mounds

Unread post by salamanda » Thu Dec 03, 2009 3:39 pm

Great, well at least I now know what the inmates look like! Thanks Sprocky - great pics by the way!

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Re: Termite Mounds

Unread post by Sprocky » Sat Dec 05, 2009 11:47 am

Here is another one I photographed yesterday in the park. These guys seem pretty artistic when it comes to design.

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Re: Termite Mounds

Unread post by anne-marie » Wed Dec 09, 2009 8:15 am

Ho ! Sprocky, the last one is made of a colony of artist :wink:
veri nice, I saw some too, but normal one
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What insect is this?

Unread post by kjii » Mon Jan 03, 2011 11:24 pm

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Re: What insect is this?

Unread post by bishop3006 » Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:30 am

Termite. "Flyers" that leave the nest after rains, when the ground is soft, to establish new colonies. And this usually, but not always, happens later in the afternoon. When they land the female releases pheronomes or some such to attract a male. She becomes the queen, he the king, and they establish a new colony.
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