Hi Bugman,
Location: Laguna Beach, ca
October 27, 2010 6:58 pm
I live in Laguna Beach, Ca. There are a lot of these bugs in my house. They have a red head, black body, and clear wings. The wings are shedding all over the place. I am attaching a picture of what they look like. Let me know what you think they are…. Thank you so much! 🙂
Signature: Jenese

Termite Alate

Hi Jenese,
Though your photo is quite blurry, we can determine that it is a Termite Alate.  Alates are the reproductive virgin kings and queens that swarm after a rain.  They then shed their wings and mate and begin a new colony.  If they are inside your house in large numbers, we can assume that their is a colony already established in your home.  We have gotten many identification requests from Southern California in the past week because of the unseasonal rains.  We do not give extermination advice.

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