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    Default What is this? fly/bug?

    Hi guys, anybody know what these things are? Working on the report from this afternoons inspection.
    Thanks for the help, Markus
    I added the 2nd picture because the 1st one was too small.

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    Default Re: What is this? fly/bug?

    Based solely on the few which are turned to see the side of them, I'm going to go with ants as the waist is too thin for termites.

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    Default Re: What is this? fly/bug?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Peck View Post
    Based solely on the few which are turned to see the side of them, I'm going to go with ants as the waist is too thin for termites.
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    Ditto.

    Ants have 3 distinct body sections Head, Middle and rear.

    Termites have 2.
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    Default Re: What is this? fly/bug?

    Harley gas tanks with heads and tails. Ants.

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    Default Re: What is this? fly/bug?

    Thanks for the replies and the great illustration Billy.
    Please take a look at the close up I managed to figure out how to make. They seem to look like termites to me based on the comparison.
    What do you guys think?

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    Default Re: What is this? fly/bug?

    Still look like ants. The three at the top left corner have "narrow waists".
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    Default Re: What is this? fly/bug?

    Quote Originally Posted by Markus Keller View Post
    Thanks for the replies and the great illustration Billy.
    Please take a look at the close up I managed to figure out how to make. They seem to look like termites to me based on the comparison.
    What do you guys think?
    Ants.

    No way can those little buggers shove a tree trunk down through the tiny little hourglass waist.

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