Saturday, July 21, 2012

Flying Ants

Flying ants are not a special ant species. Many different species of ants produce fly specimens for breeding. The Carpenter ant queen will start to produce like flying ants when the colony is composed of at least 2000 worker ants. Termite colonies will also produce a specimen flying to reproduce, and often mistaken for flying ants termites fly and vice versa. Distinguish ants from termites fly fly but relatively easy if you know what to you are looking for.

Flying Ants Body
If you want to know whether you have come across an ant or termite fly airplanes, you can start to see the insect body. A flying ant will always have three distinct body parts, regardless of species. Head, chest (thorax) and tail (abdomen) are separated. A fly on the other hand creep, just different body parts of the body - head and body. They do not display the chest (thorax).

Flying Ants Leg
Another way to distinguish ants from termites fly flying is to look at the legs. If all legs are attached to the chest (thorax) right at the back of the head, you see a flying ant. If the legs but stuck in the body, you see a flying termite.

Flying Ants Antenna
Flying ants have bent antenna while flying termite has been sweeping the antenna. This curve is very clear and almost 90 degrees in flying ants. In the termites fly, the antenna will only show the general sweep forward.

Flying Ant Wing
If two sets of wings of flying insects are not the same length, you see an ant fly. If two sets of wings the same length, you even see a flying termite. See this difference can be quite complicated, but because both ants and termites often fly fly with their wings folded back along the body.

Flying Ant Day
Flying Ant Day is not an official holiday celebrated by etymologists, it is the informal term used to describe the day when the ants fly out of the nest to mate. In most ant species, ant queen ant will emerge with a male fly with them. Men flying ants tend to be smaller than the female. Some queens fly only a few meters, while others can cross vast distances for day flying ants. When they were married, they will lose their wings and ending on the ground. Now it's time for them to form new colonies.

Flying ant day can be a very significant event, because of local weather conditions usually lead to high number of local colonies to appear simultaneously. This event seems highly dependent on temperature, wind speed and humidity. Appear at the same time will reduce the risk taken by predators because they are far more flying ants to choose between. This will naturally also be easier for the queen and male from different colonies to meet if ant colonies fly from many chose the same day.

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