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Forcepfly - Merope tuber - female

Forcepfly - Merope tuber - Female
Bear, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
September 7, 2012
Size: Body ~ 9 mm, w/wings 13mm
Found at night in a crevice between 2 patio blocks.

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Forcepfly - Merope tuber - female Forcepfly - Merope tuber - female

Not a termite, but much better!
Moved from ID Request.

WOW ...

Merope tuber
That is awesome, thank you! So last night I noticed that my little Yorkie-Poo was interested in one spot and kept going back for another sniff. It took me a while to see this little critter wedged in a crevice between 2 patio blocks and I knew that I have never seen that species before. Anyway, I wonder if these insects are odorous enough for a dog to pick up its scent?

A termite.
Good images.

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