Flying black garden ant (Lasius niger), the most common ant species in the UK.

Flying ant day 'a summer myth'

Flying black garden ant (Lasius niger), the most common ant species in the UK.

Flying Ant Day: the science behind the summer swarms

Flying Ant Day: the science behind the summer swarms

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Flying Ant Day early July

'Flying Ant Day': When ants grow wings and turn up everywhere

1. Rose-crowned fruit-dove, 2. Crimson rosella, 3. Figbird, 4. Spectacled flying-fox. (All artwork by Bill Cooper from ‘Fruits of the Australian Tropical Rainforest’ by Wendy Cooper)

1. Rose-crowned fruit-dove, 2. Crimson rosella, 3. Figbird, 4. Spectacled flying-fox. (All artwork by Bill Cooper from ‘Fruits of the Australian Tropical Rainforest’ by Wendy Cooper)

Black garden ant (Lasius niger) workers with pupae and winged queen ants about to leave the nest

Flying ant day 'a summer myth'

Black garden ant (Lasius niger) workers with pupae and winged queen ants about to leave the nest

Incredible turn-of-the-century Russian insect brooch, depicting a Virgin Queen flying ant, winged for her nuptial flight.

Incredible turn-of-the-century Russian insect brooch, depicting a Virgin Queen flying ant, winged for her nuptial flight.

Flying ants: Terrifying pictures show millions of insects invading Britain's homes - Mirror Online

Pictures show swarms of flying ants invading UK

Flying ants: Terrifying pictures show millions of insects invading Britain's homes - Mirror Online

England has swarms of flying ants come surging out of the ground.

Pictures show swarms of flying ants invading UK

England has swarms of flying ants come surging out of the ground.

Incredible turn-of-the-century Russian insect brooch, studded with over eight carats of gemstones. The brooch is 14K gold and silver, depicting a Virgin Queen flying ant, winged for her nuptial flight. The Queen sheds her wings as soon as she lands after mating to start a colony, so this special form - and winged beauty - is short-lived.  The brooch is large, barely fitting in the palm of my hand, at a boastful 2 x 2 5/8. The antenna are elbowed and tipped with diamonds. The legs are inc...

Incredible turn-of-the-century Russian insect brooch, studded with over eight carats of gemstones. The brooch is 14K gold and silver, depicting a Virgin Queen flying ant, winged for her nuptial flight. The Queen sheds her wings as soon as she lands after mating to start a colony, so this special form - and winged beauty - is short-lived. The brooch is large, barely fitting in the palm of my hand, at a boastful 2 x 2 5/8. The antenna are elbowed and tipped with diamonds. The legs are inc...

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