The White Ant

Similar in size and behavior of an ant, the termite is sometimes known as the white ant. However, its actual body-shape makes it more of a relative to the cockroach than anything. These little creatures make their home in dead wood or underground, giving them a medium with which they can use to continue to build/hollow-out their nest. Their diet is composed mainly of cellulose, a fibrous molecule humans cannot digest that is found in plants, which they break down in their bodies using bacteria. Unlike the ant, termites more orientated for defending the colony have significantly larger, darker heads while workers are much more fragile, maintaining a pale body color.