What Do Termites Look like?

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Termites are typically brown, gray, or white in colour. They are similar to ants and bees, and live in colonies where every member has its own special role. Termite colonies constitute three kinds of groups, which include the workers, soldiers, and the royals (King and Queen).
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What Do Termites Look Like?
Termites are social insects that can be found in most parts of the world. Though they are largely known for the destructive behavior in relation to wood structures, termites are involved with many other aspects of human life. These roles vary from being... More »
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The termites are a group of social insects usually classified at the taxonomic rank of order Isoptera (but see also taxonomy below).
Termites are extremely ugly bugs, but there are various looks to termites based on their function within their families. First, all termites are soft bodied insects and live beneath the earth which protects them. Termite workers are white bodied with no eyes. Termite soldiers which provide defense to the King and Queen termite are also white bodied, but they have large yellow like heads with mandibles at the end. The termite King and Queen are white bodied with darker stripes down their bodies. There are also swarmer type termites which are considered to be new kings and queens with the ability to reproduce. Most people are made aware of a termite problem when they begin to see the swarmer termites.
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