People often refer to Termites as White Ants but the actually aren't ants at all they belong to a different insect family. There are over 350 species of termites in Australia of which some 20 species can damage timber in houses.
Wide Body (Thorax and Abdomen)
Generally Light Colored
2 Body Sections they have no waist (like ants)
Unlike termites, ants are leaner and more agile. They have narrow bodies that are constricted at the thorax and abdomen. They also have longer legs and antenna.
They have three body segments .
Ants will venture out into the open where termites require the protection of nests ,in ground ,above ground and underground and the protection to travel in mud tubes(leads).
You will find them crawling around out in the open searching for food. Almost all termite species prefer to stay out of the open and are rarely seen.
Distinguishing features of Ants:
All information is as a reference only and should not be relied upon solely to identify a termite please feel free to email me if you require further information