Identify this bug?
June 23, 2012 9:14 AM Subscribe
Is this a termite or not? Should I freak out or not?
posted by monocot to Home & Garden (7 answers total)
I live in Tokyo, Japan. Since I moved in last September I've found several of these bugs
(about 10 so far) sometimes dead on the floor and sometimes crawling around on my desk or bed (ew...) always alone. They look somewhat similar to alate termite pictures I've found on the net, but their bodies appear flatter/less cylindrical.
The one in the picture is slightly squashed so its hind end is wider than when it was alive. It's about 4mm.
I'm really hoping they aren't termites living in my bed's headboard or desk (our apartment building is concrete)... :(