Is it a male or a queen ant?
August 19, 2009
Found on my patio crawling on leaf of silver morning glory. Now I know why suddenly there are ants in the house after 3 years. Best educated guess is that they came from soil and/or plants I purchased. Worker ants are dark brown or black with the same color and light yellow or white stripes on the stomach.
This Flying Ant is one of the reproductive kings or queens as worker ants do not possess wings. We haven’t much knowledge on Asian species but perhaps one of our readers will be able to provide you with an exact identification. We are going to take a guess that this might be a reproductive Weaver Ant or Green Ant in the genus Oecophylla. We did find a photo that seems to support that guess. Wikipedia also has an extensive pop culture page on the Green Ants of Thailand.