How Can I Tell The Difference Between A Flying Ant And A Termite?

Identifying Ants & Termites with Hulett

There are 3 easy ways to tell flying ants and termites apart:

Wing size – Termite wings are all equal in length and extend well past the abdomen. Ants have wings which are unequal in length and generally end at the tip of the abdomen.

Antennae shape – Antennae on termites are straight and bead-like, but on ants they are elbowed.

Waist size – Ants have a pinched waist, but termites have no constriction in the body and are more streamlined.

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