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white ant:

see termitetermite
or white ant,
common name for a soft-bodied social insect of the infraorder Isoptera. Originally classified in as a separate order, termites are genetically related to cockroaches and are now usually classified with them in the order Blattodea.
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white ant

[′wīt ′ant]
(invertebrate zoology)
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See "White Ants and their Communal Mind" in The Star (18 February, 1928), with "The Wonders of the White Ant" (25 February, 1928) and "How the White Ants Battled against Drought" (3 March, 1928), both in the same, in the last of which Marais actually cites Maeterlinck as a source.
Colorful White Ants "I first got this information on whatsapp, & since not everything you receive is true, I had to google it & guess what?
The anti- narcotic cell of the state police has told the Goa bench of the Bombay High Court that bags of charas seized by the cell have disappeared because white ants feasted on them.
More reports from Ezo confirm that, LRA rebels are still around Ezo, as they were seen eating mangoes just few kilometers away from Ezo town centre, forcing many resident hunting for termites or white ants to abandon the forest.
Termites, also known as white ants, feed on dead materials such as wood and can cause serious structural damage to buildings.
For example, in "White Dust" she discovers that white ants were eating the furniture in the oldest building on the Hong Kong campus.
My favorite moment of opening night was when one of the purple ants belted one of the white ants right in front of one of the striped ants.