David Cappaert, Michigan State University, Bugwood.org
Susan Ellis, Bugwood.org
Description: 3/8 inch long. Dark colored insects with four similarly sized wings much longer than its body; moderate length straight antennae.
Where/When: Termites are uncommon to rare in Minnesota and are generally seen only in the southern third of the state. When present, swarmers are found during spring.
Significance: When present, termites can cause significant damage to wooden structures and any other cellulose-containing material.