Tiny black, four-winged bug.
April 3, 2010
Thid bug appears to only be found in my restrooms. It is tiny, long (quarter of an inch or less) and has four wings. I’ve seen that it loses it wings and usually crawls instead of flies. My first idea was that it was a termite, but termites are clearish-white while this bug is black. It has six legs, antennae, and a hard-looking shell. Please inform on how to get rid of this bug. Thank you! I appreciate it.
Thank you, Truc
I live in Southern CA; in restrooms.
These are swarming Termite Alates, the reproduction kings and queens and they are trying to embark on a nuptual flight to start new colonies. Since they are in the bathroom, we suspect they are living in Termite infested wood, perhaps wood that got wet some time in the past.
Spelling Correction thanks to Eric Eaton
The March 23 post of “termite aletes” should have read “termite alates,” with another “a.” That is the term for winged reproductives of termites and ants.