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Termite Reproductive Alate Darker-coloured and winged reproductives fly from a nest and establish a new colony. The wing length of this species is impressive. <br />
One of the triggers for these swarmers to emerge is the combination of the increase in temperature with heavy rain fall which we&#039;ve recently had. <br />
7 mm body length (not including wings) Australia,Blattodea,Geotagged,Isoptera,Macro,arthropod,insect,invertebrate,summer,termite alate,termite swarmer,winged termite Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Termite Reproductive Alate

Darker-coloured and winged reproductives fly from a nest and establish a new colony. The wing length of this species is impressive.
One of the triggers for these swarmers to emerge is the combination of the increase in temperature with heavy rain fall which we've recently had.
7 mm body length (not including wings)

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  1. That's crazy, cool find! Posted 3 months ago
    1. Thank you :) What I find interesting is that the strength of flight is inverse to the length of these wings...they are poor fliers. I guess more for show than skill in the sky. Posted 3 months ago

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Uploaded Dec 17, 2018. Captured Dec 15, 2018 14:15 in 19 Myamblah Cres, Merewether NSW 2291, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/11.0
  • 1/166s
  • ISO200
  • 100mm