Subject: Couple’s dispute over critter
Location: West Linn, Oregon
October 6, 2013 9:21 am
Greetings, Mr. Bugman,
The Boyfriend and I have encountered a few of these fellas trekking across our wooden floor on their way in or out of dark, dry places (underneath mats and such). Every time, the critter has been traveling solo. They are just under an inch long and have dark heads and thoraxes and looooong, pale abdomens. The Boyfriend wants them to be some form of drywood termite, because he admires eusocial critters and is apparently unconcerned about the fate of our 30s-era wooden house. My spidey-sense, however, tells me that it’s a more harmless something else, just coming in to warm up from the recent cold snap. Thanks for your help in settling our heated debate!
We are going to side with you on this. It is a Snakefly Larva, which makes it “a more harmless something else” and not a termite.