Ants vs. Termite Swarmers – Know the difference

January 16, 2010

Swarming termites and flying ants are often mistaken for each other. Their sizes may be similar. However, there are several notable differences:

Flying Ants

Elbowed antennae
Two pairs of wings, rear wings smaller than front wings
Wings have few well-defined veins
Pinched waist
Long legs

Swarming Termites

Straight antennae
Two pairs of wings the same size and shape
More and finer veins in wings create a lace-like appearance
Broad waist
Short legs

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