Question by  Cheetah (17)

Is there a kind of ant with wings?


Answer by  sherriw (14)

There is not a particular species of ants with wings. The winged ants are simply a reproductive form, queens, of regular ants. It is common for ant colonies to synchronize the production of large numbers of winged ants and complete mating on the same day. The winged ants are generally not a cause for concern.


Answer by  TwoToneDodge (2204)

Carpenter ants are larger than normal ants that have DO have wings. Usualy found in old wood and even homes and buildings. Identify ants from termites by noticing narrow waists and darker bodies on the ants. These insects often look alike. Carpenter ants have many of the same manerisms as regular variety ants.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

The only ants that have wings are the drones and queens during their mating flights, which occur in the spring. The drones then die and the queens lose their wings. Most other "ants with wings" are actually termites that are migrating into your home, and have their swarm season later than ants, usually late spring or early summer.


Answer by  Ginny (2251)

Yes, there are winged ants, which are rarely found inside homes. The queen will shed her wings after she mates. The colony's worker ants are wingless. When the colony has been fully established the winged ants swarm out of the colony to mate, after which the males die and the females go on to establish other colonies.


Answer by  Anonymous


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