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Re: Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

Posted: Sun Sep 18, 2016 8:38 pm
by AntsRule
JacobSyndeo wrote: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…
Check under some rocks/logs to see if u can find some pre/flighted queens, u better hurry up it is coming to a close soon. :D

Re: Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 5:18 pm
by JacobSyndeo
If you're near Shadyside, Pittsburgh, get out there now! I've caught five flying around a local park over the past 10 minutes! One even landed on my face, LOL! I've seen about 7 more that I couldn't catch, they were flying too high.
Will post pics later to help folks ID!

Re: Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 5:19 pm
by nightxwolf88
Awesome good to hear

Re: Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 6:18 pm
by JacobSyndeo
Here are the beauties! (I take this pill bottle with me to catch them and bring them home before putting them in their test tubes.)
Image

I posted an ID thread here, if any of you happen to know what species these queens are:
http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=1754&p=11496#p11496

I hope you all make some good finds soon!!

Re: Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 10:26 am
by Rafiredog
It is 50F today where I live.. so I guess I will see you guys in March when the Prenolepis imparis fly.

Have a good hibernation!

Re: Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 11:31 am
by Batspiderfish
Take a peek outside on any windless days above 70 degrees, and you may find some late fliers.

Re: Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 1:17 pm
by nightxwolf88
Ya we can have nice warm days in between those cooler ones.

Re: Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 2:09 pm
by Rafiredog
Kind of warm day 67F and rained all day yesterday. Can't find anything yet, anyone having any luck?

Re: Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:26 pm
by AntsRule
Lasius niger have started flying! :D

Re: Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:28 am
by AntsRule
Heavy rain tonight, expecting more lasius tomorrow. :D :D