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planet of the ants part 2 - Lasius claviger

planet of the ants part 2 - Lasius claviger
Merrimack, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
September 18, 2010
Two of three photos depicting the one-day swarm of ants in my neighborhood. This swarm happens every year in fall, but only now have I been able to capture it in photo form. If you stepped outside, you'd get ants in your face. And I did. Because I made the mistake of riding my bike outside that afternoon.
It seems that there are different kinds of ants in this swarm. I saw this one, bright orange ones, and small brown ones. Are they different ant species? Ants from the same colony?
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The most common of the citronella ants, subgenus Acanthomyops.

Your other two images are the same species, the little blackish one a male.

This image shows winged females and workers together:

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