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• Robert Bate

# White Ants and Black Ants are Not The Same

Updated: Oct 1, 2019

Often the term "White Ants" is used to refer to termites. Although ants and termites have some physical similarities and similar social system (which resembles each other), white ants (termites) actually belong to a completely different insect group. In fact, a phylogenetic study has shown that the cockroach is the closest relative to the termite.

So let's have a closer look at the physical difference between ants and termites:

Black Ants