Order - ISOPTERA
(Greek, isos = equal; pteron = wing)
Common Names: termites, white ants
Distribution: Cosmopolitan, mostly tropical and subtropical

Description
Termites are generally pale in color and have antennae that look like small beads in a string. Despite the common name "white ant", they are not related to ants and lack the strong constriction ("wasp waist") that characterizes ants and other Hymenoptera.

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