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Old 08-07-2011, 06:06 AM   #1
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Termite or safe?

I found this bug crawling on the wall in the wee hours of the morning. It reminded me of an ant... which, since it reminded me of one, lead me to the possibility it could be a termite...?

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I measured him to be about 3/16 - 4/16 of an inch.

Any help identifying this insect would be greatly appreciated. I'd love to rule out the termite suspicion... but since it was so small and my camera wasn't so great I couldn't get a very clear shot of him. Thank you in advance!

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Old 08-07-2011, 07:14 AM   #2
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Old 08-07-2011, 10:18 PM   #3
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I'm sorry about that! I've resized and put them as images rather thank links.

If I need any further editing of the pictures please don't hesitate to slap my hand again. xD'
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Old 08-08-2011, 03:25 AM   #4
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I am no expert, but that does not look like a termite yo me.
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That's not a termite----Don't know the name but that's a common thing to find in the woods.

He's lost---send him on his way back outside.
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Don't know what it is, but everyone else is correct-it is not a termite. It's what we call an accidental invader.
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Old 08-08-2011, 02:15 PM   #7
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I concur: Not a termite. Take him back outside where he belongs, and where he'll almost certainly be happier
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Termite or safe?

Ah, that's good to know. Quite a relief!

To update everyone on the little guy, shortly after his photo session I released him back into the night... so I suppose we're both quite happy now :D

Thank you all for your help and guidance.
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