Well, well, well.
I noticed a bunch of birds gathered around the only tree in my back yard today. Upon closer inspection, I noticed what looks like thousands of bugs flying out of a hole in the tree that I've never noticed before.
So, I googled flying bugs coming out of a tree, and came up with either flying ants, or termites. Studied the pictures to know the difference. Flying ants have the typical ant shaped bodies and termites don't have the body segments that ants do. Just long and slender bodies.
After watching for a while, and letting the cat entertain herself by watching the fluttering birdies, I got a small clear tupperware container and captured one. Long un-antlike body, straight antenna, equal length wings. Oh no. TERMITES.