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Fly from Angola down to South Africa and you'll see thousands of circles of bare dirt covering the land. They're up to 30 feet across and ringed by tufts of grass. The origin of the shapes has long been a mystery, but researchers now say hordes of termites may be acting as engineers.

Fly from Angola down to South Africa and you'll see thousands of circles of bare dirt covering the land. They're up to 30 feet across and ringed by tufts of grass. The origin of the shapes has long been a mystery, but researchers now say hordes of termites may be acting as engineers.

Termite Lighthouses - In Brazil’s rugged Emas National Park at night, you might see a small hill with dozens of glowing lights in it. And while you might recognize the hill as a termite mound, you might not know that the very bright lights are produced by the young of the hungry Headlight Beetle. The larvae hatch in the mound and glow to attract flying termites and other insects, of whom they make a meal.

Termite Lighthouses - In Brazil’s rugged Emas National Park at night, you might see a small hill with dozens of glowing lights in it. And while you might recognize the hill as a termite mound, you might not know that the very bright lights are produced by the young of the hungry Headlight Beetle. The larvae hatch in the mound and glow to attract flying termites and other insects, of whom they make a meal.

Difference Between Flying Ants vs. Termites: Pest Video

Difference Between Flying Ants vs. Termites: Pest Video

https://flic.kr/p/zBCB69 | Streaked Xenops (Xenops rutilans) | The streaked xenops is often difficult to see as it forages on bark, rotting stumps or bare twigs; it moves in all directions on the trunk like a treecreeper, but does not use its tail as a prop. It feeds on arthropods such as the larvae of wood-boring beetles, but can also catch flying termites in mid-air.

https://flic.kr/p/zBCB69 | Streaked Xenops (Xenops rutilans) | The streaked xenops is often difficult to see as it forages on bark, rotting stumps or bare twigs; it moves in all directions on the trunk like a treecreeper, but does not use its tail as a prop. It feeds on arthropods such as the larvae of wood-boring beetles, but can also catch flying termites in mid-air.

Find out everything you need to know about flying termites! #Termites #WhiteAnts

Find out everything you need to know about flying termites! #Termites #WhiteAnts

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