This is a winged Harvester Ant Queen.
What is the difference between a termite and a flying ant?
Living in the Tucson region it’s important to know the differences between the two! Here are 3 things to look at to determine if you are dealing with flying ants or termites: wing size, antennae shape, and waist size.Termites: Straight Antennae, Broad Waist, Both pairs of wings are the same size.Winged Ants: Elbowed Antennae, Narrow Waist, Front Wings Longer then Back Wings.
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