Is this a termite?

Old 11-06-22, 03:30 PM
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Is this a termite?

Woke up to a bunch of these in my swimming pool (pool light on all night) which is in a screen enclosure as well as some along the windows on the outside by the pool. I live in NW FL panhandle.


Old 11-07-22, 04:16 AM
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Definitely not a termite. It's either an ant or a smaller type of wasp. The parasitic wasps can be quite small. Not a carpenter ant, either.

The large amount would indicate ants, as ant/termite swarming is a reproductive behavior. Wasps don't do that, they are solitary in behavior. I'm not familiar with all the species in Florida, but I feel certain these are harmless.

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