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Themysticshade
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Ant with three wings

Post: # 77317Post Themysticshade
Tue May 04, 2021 11:51 pm

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hey everyone!
So just today i was doing some work and suddenly an ant came on my hand. I dont quite remember if it flew or crawled on me. I was just observing it when i found that it had this 3rd wing coming out of its right wing...... I thought this was pretty common so i googled it. I was surprised to find there was nothing about it!
So i thought i'd ask you guys and Mikey about it

thanks
Themysticshade
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Jager89
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Re: Ant with three wings

Post: # 77318Post Jager89
Wed May 05, 2021 1:14 am

your image doesn't work

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AM1C39
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Re: Ant with three wings

Post: # 77322Post AM1C39
Wed May 05, 2021 7:04 am

Queen ants have a big set of wings and a smaller set underneath. As you can see from this image: http://ccpestcontrol.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/termitevsant2.jpg.
My current colonies:
The miniature military (formica neogagates)
the power of war(camponotus novaeborecensis)
the shadow ants(formica subaenescens)
the black hearts(crematogaster cerasi)

AntLuvForever
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Re: Ant with three wings

Post: # 77323Post AntLuvForever
Wed May 05, 2021 7:12 am

Yes, like butterflies. Except you don’t usually see the smaller pair underneath.
Ant colonies:
1. (lasius neoniger)—The Sugar Barons

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