Pennsylvania Nuptial Flight

Where and when are you finding queen ants? A section to share nuptial flight schedules by ant species and locality

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Ants4fun
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Re: Pennsylvania Nuptial Flight

Post: # 1788Post Ants4fun
Sat Aug 08, 2015 3:42 pm

They fly in spring. June at the latest.

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KingKyle26
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Re: Pennsylvania Nuptial Flight

Post: # 13929Post KingKyle26
Sun Oct 16, 2016 2:55 pm

Not true at all. For example, I just caught a queen today, and a few weeks ago, caught three different species of ants. Lasius neoniger, Crematogaster lineolata, Solenopsis molesta
Raising:
-Tapinoma Sessile
Founding:
-Crematogaster Lineolata
-Solenopsis Molesta
-Lasius Neoniger

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Rafiredog
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Re: Pennsylvania Nuptial Flight

Post: # 14028Post Rafiredog
Mon Oct 17, 2016 4:02 pm

For the first time in weeks it's 70 degrees where I live. Going to go see what I can find. But I am thinking of waiting until spring to resume looking.
Happily Keeping:
Lasius neoniger x1
Formica pallidefulva x1

jalee7903
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Re: Pennsylvania Nuptial Flight

Post: # 17679Post jalee7903
Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:25 am

If the rains hold off this afternoon keep a lookout for Prenolepis Imparis queens. I caught 8 of them last friday feb. 24th...the earliest I've ever seen them fly in southeastern pa!

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Exels1
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Re: Pennsylvania Nuptial Flight

Post: # 20275Post Exels1
Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:48 pm

Hello found some activity

Found a Lasius interjectus queen at 4/26@ 9pm, unfortunately she's social parasite

Found a whole bunch of camponatus alates around 10 at 4/28@ 11pm during a humid 80 degree night

Hopefully a queen will be found soon

All found in philadelphia, pa.
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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Rafiredog
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Re: Pennsylvania Nuptial Flight

Post: # 22613Post Rafiredog
Fri Jun 09, 2017 5:53 pm

After about a 10 mile hike today I have found nothing. Earlier this week I have found Lasius Interjectus in Rothrock and a camponotus drone. Which both are pointless to have. Anyone else find anything?
Happily Keeping:
Lasius neoniger x1
Formica pallidefulva x1

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Rafiredog
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Re: Pennsylvania Nuptial Flight

Post: # 23352Post Rafiredog
Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:47 am

Haven't found anything in my last week of walking around, checked some woods near me but it was too overgrown to look well for queens. Sidewalks and parks yield nothing, anyone else in or around PA having any luck? What is your strategy for finding them?
Happily Keeping:
Lasius neoniger x1
Formica pallidefulva x1

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Exels1
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Re: Pennsylvania Nuptial Flight

Post: # 24130Post Exels1
Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:34 pm

So far for the season I have 2 campos and 50 tetra, waiting for Pheidole to fly!
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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