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Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center

Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center

Swarming Events

Termites are cryptic insects, and it can be difficult to locate a colony. The only time of the year termites can be found easily is during the dispersal flight season (swarming events).

Seasonal Swarming

Swarming season can be species-dependent. Here is an example of the seasonal swarming activity of some Florida species (Red=high activity, Yellow=medium activity, White=low to no activity).

Swarming events- seasonal swarming chart

Coptotermes gestroi swarm in Ft. Lauderdale

This video shows a large swarm of Coptotermes gestroi in Ft. Lauderdale (Broward County), Florida on March 2015.