Small black insects with long bodies, four long transparent wings, short antennae, six legs, and two small pincers. They appear in small swarms and despite having wings, they do not fly well and do not stay in the air for more than a few seconds. Sometimes their wings fall off. They appeared during the day where there was food.
'trail' of in excess of 80,000 termites (some 40-50 metres long) on move through forest, moving via touching branches/logs, and up to tree nest
Frass from dampwood termite colony
Found in Lands End
Under rock along Alameda creek, sunol regional wilderness, indian joe trail.
This is a relatively common seen species in Texas Hill County if one is lifting up flat rocks and looking underneath.
Termites are a group of eusocial insects that, until recently, were classified at the taxonomic rank of order Isoptera (see taxonomy below), but are now accepted as the infraorder Isoptera, of the cockroach order Blattodea. While termites are commonly known, especially in Australia, as "white ants", they are for practical purposes unrelated to the ants (although they are prey to some ants, including the acrobat ant).