Learn to recognize just how ants and termites are distinguished.
Ants are distinguished from termites via specific physical characteristics. These insects -- ants (order Hymenoptera) and termites (order Isoptera) -- have segmented bodies with multijointed legs. Listed below are some differences.
|Wings||Two pairs with the front pair being much larger than the back pair||Two pairs of equal length|
|Antenna||Bends at right angle||Straight|
|Abdomen||Wasp-waist (pinched in)||No wasp-waist|