Bug with a red head and wings
September 19, 2009
These bugs were found near the window on a 90 degree day in Los Angeles. There were several of them in the window sill and up top towards the top of the window frame.
San Gabriel, CA
This is a reproductive flying Termite. We are uncertain of the species and one of our readers may be able to provide that information. When conditions are right, often on a warm sunny day after a rain, Termites will swarm in their nuptial flight in preparation for mating and starting new colonies. After mating, the Termites shed their wings and often homemakers will discover the shed wings near the points of entry for the new colony.