Location: Northern California
September 25, 2010 3:33 pm
We found these buggers yesterday on a redwood overhang outside our house located on the San Francisco peninsula, California. We’re having especially warm weather right now — a slow transition into fall. They seem to have 6 legs and 2 antennae, a dark brown or black lower half, with a reddish brown head. They are about 7-8 mm in body length.
Thanks for your help!!
This sure looks like a Pacific Coast Dampwood Termite, Zootermopsis angusticollis, to us. Try comparing your image to this image on BugGuide.