Pogonomyrmex rugosus (Rough Harvester Ant)

Winged male Pogonomyrmex rugosus. 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.
Winged male Pogonomyrmex rugosus. 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.