It finally rained in Arizona. But last week, before it rained, I chased out a bunch of Camponotus festinatus by watering the front yard with a hose.
Cool, there are males with the workers.
Males are usually dark colored, so it was interesting to see golden yellow ones.
In my haste to get a few photographs. I didn't really notice the other ants around the males.
Like that really big soldier. What's up with her?
Once I was back inside and the ants had retreated I downloaded the photographs and took a look. Hum, wing-scars on the alitrunk.
Blame it on the heat...
For more about Camponotus festinatus, see this previous post.
Have you ever missed the obvious while shooting photographs?