My story involves a sapient swarm intelligence, which I've detailed in a previous question here. I'd like to ask an additional question that is related but different from my original post:
Is it possible for intelligences of this species to coexist with humans, or aliens possessing a 1:1 mind:body ratio like humans do? For example, could an intelligence share a city with humans? A living space? Would they need to occupy specialized spaces separate from humans, like some adaptation of a bee box?
A quick note for clarity: at the moment I'm considering individual insects of this species to not be much more intelligent than the smartest of Earth insects. It's only together that they form greater intelligence.