Pictured below is a winged Harvester Ant Queen. What is the difference between a termite and a flying ant? Living in the Tucson region, it's important to know the differences between the two! Here are 3 things to look at to determine if you are dealing with flying ants or termites: wing size, antennae shape, and waist size.
Termites: Straight Antennae, Broad Waist, Both pairs of wings are the same size.
Winged Ants: Elbowed Antennae, Narrow Waist, Front Wings Longer then Back Wings