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Your insect looks like a termite


Order: Isoptera
Body length: 3 - 20mm
Species: World - 2300+, UK - 0

Are you sure your bug is really a termite? Last time we checked there were no termites in Britain. If you are using these pages to help you identify an insect that you have found, you should probably have another go!

Termites are often called 'white ants', but they are not related to ants. They can be pests as they feed on wood and can damage buildings.

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