Bugs are Back

Warm weather this week has brought out the first bugs. I’ve seen a couple of flies, & some flying ants. Winged ants usually appear when the ant colony is doing well, & the female winged ones (they’re mostly males) are the future queens. It’s kind of confusung, so here’s a link that explains it: http://www.colostate.edu/Dept/CoopExt/4dmg/Pests/flyant.htm. Ants are incredibly smart insects, & also very strong (they can lift 40 times their body weight). They have been known to use a leaf as a boat to sail across a puddle, & they even breed special “war ants” to defend their colony. I thought this website had some really neat facts about ants; check it out:  http://ezinearticles.com/?Facts-About-Ants—Amazing-Things-About-Ants-You-Probably-Didnt-Know&id=1315206.

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2 thoughts on “Bugs are Back

  1. Hi Song of the Wolf, Boy do you ever have this spot on! Bugs have arrived here on the lake in TN, too! Makes me wish for a screen room at times. I just cope with lots of bug spray, citronella, and oh, lots of birds, too! : )
    Have an excellent day!

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