Caveat: Ants are very diverse and it is difficult to generalize about them. Adult Males and Females When ant colonies reproduce, the new queens and males may be found in the colony.
are "flying ants" and have two pairs of wings. Males
generally have small heads, large eyes, large thoraces,
and a pair of claspers at the end of the gaster.
Once they fly (and mate), males do not live very
long. After mating, new queens break off their wings
and never fly again. Without wings, they can generally
be distinguished from workers by their larger body
size, larger thorax and larger abdomen. All workers