Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

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Exels1
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Re: Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

Post: # 8757Post Exels1
Sun Jul 17, 2016 10:49 pm

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Caught 9 Pheidole queens, @ 11pm, 1 queen no male alates on my lamp post, 7 queens with 10 males alates in front of a business with LED lighting, 1 queen and around 20 male alates in front of another business with neon sign lighting. Adding those 9 to the 9 I already have!

Can't catch anything during the day time only lure them with light. They are flying keep your eyes open in the evening!
Keeper of:
pheidole sp.
lasius flavus
camponotus noveboracensis
Aphaenogaster Sp.


I’m employing the bullet ants. Hapanera-clamda-mana-merna. I don’t remember what it’s called but I feel bad for this guy. -Scott Lang

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Re: Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

Post: # 8814Post AntsRule
Tue Jul 19, 2016 8:14 pm

Any large flights recently? I have not seen any. :D Ooh and I just found a young colony of Camponotus chromaiodes with two workers some brood and a huge queen by peeling up some bark on a rotten log. Coincidentally I was talking too my friend about ant colones at the time!!!(was not even looking for a queen) :D :D :) :D :P
With all the things ants can do, you wonder, who rules the planet :?

Keeper of:
Solenopsis molesta
Aphaenogaster sp.
Crematogaster sp.
Brachymyrmex depilis
Tertamorium sp. E
Pheidole sp.
Lasius neoniger

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Re: Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

Post: # 8987Post noebl1
Sat Jul 23, 2016 1:02 pm

Up in MA I caught a couple Lasius alienus/niger last night on the lamp post. Tons and tons and tons of Temnothorax too. Made the mistake of wearing a white shirt last night while chasing them on the light posts and was covered in them.
Tetramorium Sp E.
Lasius Neoniger

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Re: Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

Post: # 9127Post AntsRule
Mon Jul 25, 2016 4:50 pm

Tertamorium sp. E are ALL over :D
With all the things ants can do, you wonder, who rules the planet :?

Keeper of:
Solenopsis molesta
Aphaenogaster sp.
Crematogaster sp.
Brachymyrmex depilis
Tertamorium sp. E
Pheidole sp.
Lasius neoniger

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Re: Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

Post: # 9385Post AntsRule
Mon Aug 01, 2016 8:34 am

So it is supposed to be most of our sp. flight times but I have only seen a few tetramorium, what is going on?
With all the things ants can do, you wonder, who rules the planet :?

Keeper of:
Solenopsis molesta
Aphaenogaster sp.
Crematogaster sp.
Brachymyrmex depilis
Tertamorium sp. E
Pheidole sp.
Lasius neoniger

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Re: Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

Post: # 9389Post nightxwolf88
Mon Aug 01, 2016 10:08 am

AntsRule wrote:So it is supposed to be most of our sp. flight times but I have only seen a few tetramorium, what is going on?
Got some heavy rain today and now hot and sunny so hopefully some new finds for me

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Re: Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

Post: # 9738Post AntsRule
Fri Aug 12, 2016 2:15 pm

Had a tiny heavy rain cell pass through, hopefully some queens will be flying! :D
With all the things ants can do, you wonder, who rules the planet :?

Keeper of:
Solenopsis molesta
Aphaenogaster sp.
Crematogaster sp.
Brachymyrmex depilis
Tertamorium sp. E
Pheidole sp.
Lasius neoniger

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Re: Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

Post: # 9957Post Exels1
Sun Aug 14, 2016 10:52 pm

Just want to share my first Pheidole nantics are up and drinking organic honey for the first time, hope everyone is enjoying the same with there colonies!

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I've seen a Pheidole fly maybe 4 days ago, the last couple nights I haven't seen anything over here in Philadelphia
Keeper of:
pheidole sp.
lasius flavus
camponotus noveboracensis
Aphaenogaster Sp.


I’m employing the bullet ants. Hapanera-clamda-mana-merna. I don’t remember what it’s called but I feel bad for this guy. -Scott Lang

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Re: Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

Post: # 9958Post Exels1
Sun Aug 14, 2016 10:58 pm

Exels1 wrote:Just want to share my first Pheidole nantics are up and drinking organic honey for the first time, hope everyone is enjoying the same with their colonies!

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I've seen a Pheidole fly maybe 4 days ago, the last couple nights I haven't seen anything over here in Philadelphia
Keeper of:
pheidole sp.
lasius flavus
camponotus noveboracensis
Aphaenogaster Sp.


I’m employing the bullet ants. Hapanera-clamda-mana-merna. I don’t remember what it’s called but I feel bad for this guy. -Scott Lang

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Re: Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

Post: # 9992Post AntsRule
Mon Aug 15, 2016 6:08 pm

AWESOME!!!! :D :D :D :D
With all the things ants can do, you wonder, who rules the planet :?

Keeper of:
Solenopsis molesta
Aphaenogaster sp.
Crematogaster sp.
Brachymyrmex depilis
Tertamorium sp. E
Pheidole sp.
Lasius neoniger

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