|Photos by Ned Harris 8/13/2014|
If you were out and about on Wednesday, 8/13/2014, you may have run into some dust-devil-like clouds composed entirely of flying ants. Leaf-cutter ants, specifically Acromyrmex versicolor. The adults (have wings and) swarm after a big rain. They hook up in the air to mate and fall to the ground still attached.
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Just for fun, here's what goes on under those swarms. I'm sure glad I was wearing a wide brimmed hat.ReplyDelete