Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

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Re: Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

Post: # 10486Post Exels1
Sun Aug 28, 2016 1:21 am

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Hey guys,

Just a heads up, I caught 2 lasius flavus queens in my friends pool. 7pm in Reading,Pa. Looks like they are flying but I only had 1 test tube. Good luck
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pheidole sp.
lasius flavus
camponotus noveboracensis
Aphaenogaster Sp.


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Re: Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

Post: # 10712Post AntsRule
Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:46 pm

Lasius neoniger are ALL OVER! right on time for labor day :D
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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: # 10727Post Batspiderfish
Fri Sep 02, 2016 3:07 pm

Exels1 wrote:Image

Hey guys,

Just a heads up, I caught 2 lasius flavus queens in my friends pool. 7pm in Reading,Pa. Looks like they are flying but I only had 1 test tube. Good luck
Your queen looks like Aphaenogaster. ;)
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Re: Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

Post: # 10975Post AntsRule
Sun Sep 11, 2016 7:14 pm

It is just about time to lay this thread to bed for hibernation, see u in the spring thread ;)
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: # 10986Post Batspiderfish
Sun Sep 11, 2016 9:45 pm

Guys, gals, and everybody in-between: We will still be seeing mating flights at least until the end of September! :D
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Re: Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

Post: # 10998Post nightxwolf88
Mon Sep 12, 2016 5:03 am

I was thinking the same thing! I'm still seeing flights and possibly more abundant than most of the year for me.

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Re: Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

Post: # 11019Post MCWren
Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:10 pm

My mom told me that her friends in Westchester county NY saw a massive citronella ant (Lasius social parasite sp.) nuptial flight, so large that they couldn't go outside without being hit by the alates. Sorry I'm late, this was actually a few days ago.
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Tetramorium sp. E
Camponotus pennsylvanicus

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Nylanderia flavipes (x 3)
Tapinoma sessile
Brachymyrmex depilis
Aphaenogaster sp.

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Camponotus nearcticus
Tetramorium sp. E

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Re: Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

Post: # 11022Post AntsRule
Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:25 pm

REALLY! all my flights seemed to have stopped, one big one and done. Same thing last year- mid-sept no flights. :D
With all the things ants can do, you wonder, who rules the planet :?

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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: # 11039Post Batspiderfish
Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:09 pm

At this point I think the ants are not as picky about their flight weather. They will mate at temperatures as low as 70 degrees, regardless of rainfall (but not when it is windy). If you do happen across a particularly warm day after rain, definitely take a gander!
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Re: Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

Post: # 11364Post JacobSyndeo
Sun Sep 18, 2016 8:17 pm

I've had so much trouble finding any in the Pittsburgh area. I have my one Solenopsis molesta queen, but that's all.

She's been doing fine lately, still alive and moving about, but I don't even know if she's fertile. She's a relatively small species, so I don't think I'll even be able to see her eggs, if she even DOES lay them. And what if she waits until the spring to lay? So many variables…
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