Comparison between ant with wings and termite with wings

How do you tell the difference between flying ants and termites?

  1. The front pair of wings on flying ants are larger than the hind wings.
  2. Both pairs of wings on winged termites are approximately the same size, and are much longer than the body of the termite.
  3. Flying ants have a thin waist.
  4. Winged termites do not have an obvious waist.

termite with wings

Ants with wings

Body size comparison between ant with wings and termite with wings

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