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Old August 26, 2018   #1
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any idea what these could be? they were swarming around the only tomato plant i got in the dirt, which is the one that has the problem with yellow shoulders, flying ants? or some kind of little bee maybe? thanks-tom
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Old August 26, 2018   #2
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I would say flying ants. They do that when they swarm to find a new home. Probably no problem for the tomato plant.
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Unless they are farming aphids.
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May also be subterranean termites, if you have them in your area. I see them take flight every year at around the third week of Sept, here, often after rain ending a dry spell. Crows will sit at the holes where they emerge and pick them off as they come out of the ground.
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Look like wee sugar ants to me.
Lord forbid they are fire ants.
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May also be subterranean termites, if you have them in your area. I see them take flight every year at around the third week of Sept, here, often after rain ending a dry spell. Crows will sit at the holes where they emerge and pick them off as they come out of the ground.
They are definitely not subterranean termites; termites are solid - no waist where ants have narrow waists.

They look like flying ants to me.

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