Termite, common name for numerous species of social insects that can damage wooden structures such as furniture or houses. Of about 2000 known species, most are distributed in tropical countries and some inhabit the temperate regions of North and South America; two have become established in southern Europe. Termites are known also as white ants, a misnomer based on superficial similarities in the appearance and habits of these two insect groups. Termites are relatively primitive; they have thick waists and soft bodies and undergo incomplete metamorphosis. Nevertheless, they have developed remarkable patterns of social behavior that are almost as elaborate as those of the ants, social bees, and wasps.
Termites are lacking in durability, with low health and defensive abilities. However, they have a powerful bite which can complement larger creatures very well, and with that bite comes the option to use its Infest ability- sacrificing the unit to deal as much as 2000 damage to a building over a period of time. As such, they make excellent melee units for base raiding, using their Infest ability when near death.