Termites vs ants

Termites vs antsIt isn't easy to determine the difference between a termite and ant. Termites have two pair of wings (the front and the back wings), they are of almost equal length. Ants do also have two pair of wings, but the fore wings are much larger than the hind wings.

Also, termites have relatively straight antennae while ants have an elbowed type of antennae.

Keep the following in mind if you want to perform an ant vs termite identification:

- Termites have a thick waist and ants have a narrow waist
- Termites have four wings, that are almost all equal in length
- Ants have four wings, but two are larger and two are smaller