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Saturday September 1, 2012

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Question:

What are the flying insects that lose their wings and come in the hundreds?

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Answer:

We have two choices here, but one that is more likely, and that is termites. Back to them in a moment. The other possibility is ants, as most ants have "swarming" flights of winged males and females. These are fertile ants that leave their colonies for the mating flight, and following this event the males all die and the female ants lose their wings and begin new colonies. 


However, far more dramatic will be the swarming flights of termites, and all kinds do this - drywoods, dampwoods, and subterranean. Where dampwood termites exist these are ... Read more

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