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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.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

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