Pogonomyrmex rugosus (Rough Harvester Ant)

Male Pogonomyrmex rugosus, on my fingers for scale. The males from many nests emerge at about the same time, gathering at certain locations and flying around. This one was part of a clould of males congragating around a creosote bush. The males emit a pheromone that attracts females to them.
Male Pogonomyrmex rugosus, on my fingers for scale. The males from many nests emerge at about the same time, gathering at certain locations and flying around. This one was part of a clould of males congragating around a creosote bush. The males emit a pheromone that attracts females to them.