Wings wings everywhere!

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Wings wings everywhere!

Postby OrangeDragon » Wed Jun 04, 2014 7:41 am

Apparently when it rains there is some sort of flying insect that finds shelter from the rain, then sheds its wet wings and leaves when the rain ends. I know this because my house was said shelter during last nights rain for a swarm of them and my wife filled me in on it...

Very strange, had never heard of such things, anyone have an ID on these critters?

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Re: Wings wings everywhere!

Postby Bring Back Buck » Wed Jun 04, 2014 8:15 am

Termites?
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Re: Wings wings everywhere!

Postby chkwoot » Wed Jun 04, 2014 8:44 am

Not sure what they are, but they're attracted to light. Open your windows and turn off all lights. They'll be gone in a few minutes.
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Re: Wings wings everywhere!

Postby OrangeDragon » Wed Jun 04, 2014 8:49 am

oh they were already gone by morning... only the wings remained. and if those are termite wings they're the largest termites i've ever seen.
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Re: Wings wings everywhere!

Postby Bring Back Buck » Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:50 am

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Re: Wings wings everywhere!

Postby OrangeDragon » Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:56 am

wow... that might just be them!

glad we don't have a lot of wood in the house.
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Re: Wings wings everywhere!

Postby vladimir » Wed Jun 04, 2014 10:05 am

Flying ants. They eat them in Africa, delicious
Oh, Carruthers, if you can hear me, wave your antennae.
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Re: Wings wings everywhere!

Postby Bring Back Buck » Wed Jun 04, 2014 10:20 am

OrangeDragon wrote:wow... that might just be them!

glad we don't have a lot of wood in the house.
The wings seemingly come off easy on these bugs, I had an office covered in wings when someone knocked a wall down and thousands of them escaped.
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Re: Wings wings everywhere!

Postby Hotdigr » Wed Jun 04, 2014 11:11 am

Vlad is right, flying ants. We get them in my part of Australia at certain times of the year also. We had a house full last night too, drove the pup insane chasing them all! My girlfriend told me they eat them here too Vlad, Chnang KLUNG in her opinion!
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Re: Wings wings everywhere!

Postby indigo_design » Wed Jun 04, 2014 1:55 pm

Last night in SV they were termites swarming due to the start of the rainy season.

The geckos were in animal heaven scoffing them down and my kitten exhuasted itself chasing them all around the living room.

I also ate 3 of them to the amazement a girl on Victory Hill. :beer2:

Highly nutritious but strangley Khmers don't eat them. Why not??

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