Subject:  Termites in Edmonton?
Geographic location of the bug:  Edmonton Alberta Canada
Date: 07/25/2021
Time: 10:17 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hello!
We recently purchased some firewood for our indoor fireplace. 2 weeks later we saw (and heard) these bugs in the wood. Edmonton is supposed to be termite free, but these look and sounded like termites to us (we are not bug experts!) Help!
How you want your letter signed:  It’s supposed to be too cold here for bugs 🙂


The insect in your image is a Thrips (singular and plural) and there is information on Gardening Know How.  Based on BugGuide images we believe you have Tube-tailed Thrips in the family Phlaeothripidae.

Oh my goodness, thank you for your quick response. That’s amazing. I’m sure you’re very busy.
Thanks again,
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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