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These are winged reproductive Subterranean Termite (likely Reticulitermes) swarming as part of their mating ritual. Thousands of males and females participate. Successfully mated females will go on and attempt to establish new colonies of their own. These images were recorded in Fort Worth’s Arcadia Trails Park and come to us courtesy of Jeri Tooley.

 Subterranean Termite - Swarm

If you look closely at this photograph you can see some worker and orange-headed soldier termites mixed in with the winged reproductives.

If you look closely at this photograph you can see some worker and orange-headed soldier termites mixed in with the winged reproductives.

Observations Details

County Tarrant Fort Worth - Arcadia Trails Park
City Fort Worth
Date Oct 16, 2013
Time of Day Noon
Temperature Cool (50-69°F/10-21°C)
Weather Overcast
Habitat Recreation-Park
Type of Behavior Mating
Gender Mixed
Maturity Adult
Observer Jeri Tooley
Main Article Subterranean Termite Observation Location

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