* All of these insects are social insects. They take special care of each other within their family or colony.
* Termites are similar to cockroaches because they both lay their eggs, and have similar body parts.
* Termites contain a microorganism in their bellies, allowing them to digest wood; unlike ants and other insects.
* Termites have only one partner (husband or wife) throughout their life. They are very faithful to one another. Because of this, they have a very large, integrated family, whom all work together.
You've seen ants before, and probably seen flying ants as well. Termites are often mistaken for flying ants. Below is a picture of a termite and a picture of a flying ant. Which one do you think is the termite?