Hey there, I just found these four termite alates last night in northeastern Florida at night by an outside light. (I found eight of them, but only kept these four as each pair consisted of one termite following closely behind another, which termites do when the king follows the queen to find a suitable nesting site.) I put them in a test tube set up with some damp wood so they can eat. (Cellulose.) These termites are about twice as large as the subterranean termite king and queen I currently have which are doing well. They are also more of an orange color as opposed to the subterranean termites I already have. In the images, I have them next to some Solenopsis invicta queens and nanitic workers for a size comparison. Since are many species of termite in Florida, including some invasive ones, I was wondering what species of termite these are. Are they the subterranean, damp wood, or dry wood variety, and exactly what species are they? Thanks in advance!
Edited by AntswerMe, May 13 2017 - 1:33 PM.