Nuptial Flight Schedules/Sightings For Malaysia (2017)

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

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Nuptial Flight Schedules/Sightings For Malaysia (2017)

Post: # 17334Post Phoenix
Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:32 pm

Creating a topic in order to record down, the dates where our nation's proud ants takeoff.
Feel free to contribute down below with your own sightings here! Or even share some of your, crazy ant capturing stories with us! :D

Monsoon/Rainy Season
Northeast Malaysia: October to March (5 Months)
Southwest Malaysia: Late May to September (3 Months & 1 Week)

For those living in Northwest Malaysia, now is probably the time to acquire a queen ant.
And like most tropical countries, queen ants fly all year around; though not in a huge cluster. For us Malaysians, you know what I mean. :P

In order to maximize your chances of obtaining a queen ant; best to look out for them after heavy storms, particularly afterwards or, in the next morning. Heck, you can even leave your windows wide open, and they'll fly right in.

Solepnosis Sp.
-Mid January (11th - 20th), 2017: Solepnosis Geminata

Unknown Sp.
-20th January, 2017
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Re: Nuptial Flight Schedules/Sightings For Malaysia (2017)

Post: # 17336Post Phoenix
Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:05 am

Scrapping the unknown species part.

Solepnosis Sp.
-Mid January (11th - 20th), 2017: Solepnosis Geminata
-20th January, 2017: Solepnosis Geminata (Caught It)
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Re: Nuptial Flight Schedules/Sightings For Malaysia (2017)

Post: # 17482Post Phoenix
Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:08 am

Anyone in Malaysia had any luck recently? Been finding nothing, except for dead males.
Will be going out tomorrow, to see if anything comes up.

Solepnosis Sp.
-Mid January (11th - 20th), 2017: Solepnosis Geminata

Unknown Sp.
-20th January, 2017 (Caught It)

EDIT: Also, does anyone here; have the schedule for Odontomachus & Crematogaster?
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Re: Nuptial Flight Schedules/Sightings For Malaysia (2017)

Post: # 17542Post Phoenix
Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:52 am

Found out that a feral colony had been having nuptial flights inside my bathroom.
Will update the list, soon.

Pheidole
-Late February (2? - 26th), 2017: Sp. Unknown

Solepnosis
-Mid January (11th - 20th), 2017: Solepnosis Geminata

Unknown Sp.
-20th January, 2017 (Caught It)
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Re: Nuptial Flight Schedules/Sightings For Malaysia (2017)

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Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:37 am

Pheidole
-Late February (2? - 26th), 2017: Sp. Unknown

Solepnosis
-Mid January (11th - 20th), 2017: Solepnosis Geminata
-20th January, 2017 (Caught It): Solepnosis Geminata

Unknown Sp.
-27th February, 2017 (Saw It): Large Black Ant, Gaster Was Extremely Large; Possibly A Queen
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Re: Nuptial Flight Schedules/Sightings For Malaysia (2017)

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Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:58 am

Camponotus
-27th February, 2017 (Caught it): Sp. Unknown

Pheidole
-Late February (2? - 26th), 2017: Sp. Unknown

Solepnosis
-Mid January (11th - 20th), 2017: Solepnosis Geminata
-20th February, 2017* (Caught It): Solepnosis Geminata
-27th February, 2017: Solepnosis Geminata - (Nuptial Flights)

Unknown Sp.
-27th February, 2017 (Saw It): Large Black Ant, Gaster Was Extremely Large; Possibly A Queen

Oh my god, I've been blessed. After days of searching queen ants, I just landed a Camponotus queen. And I also witness the massive flights of the red fire ants. Guess it couldn't be any better.
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Re: Nuptial Flight Schedules/Sightings For Malaysia (2017)

Post: # 17602Post Phoenix
Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:12 am

Camponotus
-27th February, 2017 (Caught it): Sp. Unknown
-27th February, 2017 (Caught it): Sp. Unknown

Pheidole
-Late February (2? - 26th), 2017: Sp. Unknown

Solepnosis
-Mid January (11th - 20th), 2017: Solepnosis Geminata
-20th February, 2017* (Caught It): Solepnosis Geminata
-27th February, 2017: Solepnosis Geminata - (Nuptial Flights)

Unknown Sp.
-27th February, 2017 (Saw It): Large Black Ant, Gaster Was Extremely Large; Possibly A Queen

Scraped it, rechecked another captured alate; positive that's it another species of Camponotus.
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Re: Nuptial Flight Schedules/Sightings For Malaysia (2017)

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Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:10 pm

Camponotus
-27th February, 2017 (Caught it): Sp. Unknown
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kagzVoE6dyY

-27th February, 2017 (Caught it x2): Sp. Unknown
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNiUJ1r-y8U

Pheidole
-Late February (2? - 26th), 2017: Sp. Unknown

Solepnosis
-20th February, 2017* (Caught It): Solepnosis Geminata
-27th February, 2017: Solepnosis Geminata - (Nuptial Flights)

Unknown Sp.
-Mid January (11th - 20th), 2017: Reddish, Larger than a Solepnosis Species
-27th February, 2017 (Saw It): Large Black Ant, Gaster was Extremely Large; Possibly a Queen

EDIT: Will be going to the same location tonight once more, looking forward to it with 10+ test tubes setups.
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Re: Nuptial Flight Schedules/Sightings For Malaysia (2017)

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Sun Mar 05, 2017 4:14 am

Camponotus
-27th February, 2017 (Caught it): Sp. Unknown
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kagzVoE6dyY

-27th February, 2017 (Caught it x2): Sp. Unknown
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNiUJ1r-y8U

-4th March, 2017 (Caught it): Sp. Unknown

Pheidole
-Late February (2? - 26th), 2017: Sp. Unknown

Solepnosis
-20th February, 2017* (Caught It): Solepnosis Geminata
-27th February, 2017: Solepnosis Geminata - (Nuptial Flights)
-4th March, 2017: Solepnosis Geminata - (Spotted X2)

Unknown Sp.
-Mid January (11th - 20th), 2017: Reddish, Larger than a Solepnosis Species
-27th February, 2017 (Saw It): Large Black Ant, Gaster was Extremely Large; Possibly a Queen

85 Fahrenheit right now along with 92% in air humidity, going out tonight again.
EDIT: Still on the lookout for Odontomachus/Crematogaster.
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Re: Nuptial Flight Schedules/Sightings For Malaysia (2017)

Post: # 18114Post Phoenix
Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:40 am

Haven't found any speck of ants anywhere. Pretty confident, that I've somehow missed their big nuptial flights.
Though after digging through another forum, I managed to compile a small list of all the possible queen sightings; the species listed, are present here in Malaysia. Bear in mind, this compilation is by no means accurate, and the months may vary.

[Camponotus]
Camponotus Auriventris - April

[Carebara]
Carebara Diversa - April

[Meranoplus]
Meranoplus Bicolor - August - January

[Odontomachus]
Odontomachus Simillimus - February

[Pheidole]
Pheidole Megacephala - August

[Polyrhachis]
Unknown Sp. - March

[Proatta]
Proatta Butteli - April

[Solepnosis]
Solepnosis Geminata - April - May

[Strumigenys]
Unknown Sp. - September

[Tetramorium]
Tetramorium Bicarinatum - May - June
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