Subject: Western Subterranean Termite Alates
Geographic location of the bug: Mount Washington, Los Angeles, California
Time: 12:30 PM EDT
For the past week, What’s That Bug? has been experiencing technical difficulties receiving images after a recent software update. While we have been unable to post any new submissions from our readers, Daniel took some images of recent insect activity near the WTB? offices. Los Angeles got some badly needed rain last Wednesday night, and then on Thanksgiving Day, Daniel noticed several interesting semi-circles of Termite Wings after he noticed the dreaded Argentine Ants out in large numbers. Though this is only speculation, Daniel believes that when the winged Termite alates emerged from the wooden fence, they were attacked by the ants before they had a chance to take wing. The beautiful day did reveal a goodly number of flying Termites getting eaten by black phoebes and other insect feeding birds.