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Key to Identifying Common Household Ants


Ant identification—Distinguishing ants from termites

Winged dampwood termite

Winged subterranean termite
Photo courtesy of UCR Urban Entomology

Winged termites

Winged termites have antennae that are not elbowed, hind wings that are the same size as the front wings, and a broad abdomen with no apparent waist.

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