OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings

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

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Martialis
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Re: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings

Post: # 17341Post Martialis
Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:14 am

Fog this morning.. gonna warm up to near 70 today. I expect I *might* be able to find something either today or Wednesday.

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?x=200&y=83&site=ind&zmx=&zmy=&map_x=200&map_y=83#.WKr4a_krLcs

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Re: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings

Post: # 17343Post ultraex2
Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:35 am

No luck this weekend - for those in Northern Il, it's supposed to stay in the mid 60s with rain/storms today. Keep an eye out tonight and tomorrow!

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Re: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings

Post: # 17466Post ultraex2
Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:08 am

No prenolepis imparis - I did find one lasius claviger though day before yesterday. Guess it won't be 'till March in northern Illinois.

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Re: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings

Post: # 17467Post Martialis
Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:11 am

Just out of curiosity, how did you determine L. claviger?

I didn't catch anything yesterday and no P. imparis Monday. I did, however, kidnap a Camponotus chromaiodes queen with nanitics. :)
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Re: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings

Post: # 17471Post Anthand1
Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:26 pm

Just caught a prenolepis imparis queen today. They are flying!

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Re: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings

Post: # 17480Post xTNxANTMANx
Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:00 am

Anthand1, are you located close to West Tn? I've been keeping my eye out with no luck yet of anything. Also, how big are they? And to the other that snagged the Camp Queen, where did u find her? As in her habitat?
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Re: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings

Post: # 17481Post xTNxANTMANx
Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:01 am

Also what time? lol
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Re: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings

Post: # 17485Post Martialis
Fri Feb 24, 2017 7:52 am

TIme is irrelevant for me. ;) She'd been living there.

I found her inside a rotting log after destroying it partially. The wood was very soft and easily destroyed.
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Re: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings

Post: # 17700Post DyloKY
Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:58 pm

I was hoping with the rain today in Kentucky, I would be able to find some queens. Though after walking around for 30 minutes I couldn't even find a worker. I'm figuring it probably cooled off to much from the rain for any to be out.

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Re: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings

Post: # 17754Post ItShallBeJordan
Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:11 pm

DyloKY wrote:
Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:58 pm
I was hoping with the rain today in Kentucky, I would be able to find some queens. Though after walking around for 30 minutes I couldn't even find a worker. I'm figuring it probably cooled off to much from the rain for any to be out.
I live and louisville and I have only see one ant so far this year
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