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.
These 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 are females.
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