Competition 2023 – Photography – 18 and over – Sirsendu Gayen – (1) Subterranean Termites

By Sirsendu Gayen

These flying termites, called alates, leave the safety of the colony in large numbers to breed and establish new colonies. This behavior is called swarming. Swarming termites may be most active during morning, evening or mid-day. Only a few species tend to swarm at night.
Competition: 2023 - Photography - 18 and over
Insect order: Cockroaches and termites
Species: Subterranean termites
Picture taken in: India

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