Massachusetts Flight Sightings

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zkublin
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Massachusetts Flight Sightings

Post: # 5321Post zkublin
Mon Apr 11, 2016 1:04 pm

Hello All. I think there are a few of us on this forum from Massachusetts or similar New England Locations. I just wanted to start a thread where we can post about flights in our area. Unfortunately the weather has been cold and I don't think any flights have begun yet, but when they do, it makes it a lot easier for everyone to find the queens they want if we help each other out.

So lets help each other catch those queens this season and post when we see flights or queens out and about in the New England area.

Thanks all!

zkublin
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Re: Massachusetts Flight Sightings

Post: # 5428Post zkublin
Thu Apr 21, 2016 3:59 pm

The nice weather is finally here! 75 and Sunny today. The ants should be flying soon. Don't forget to help your fellow Ant Enthusiasts in the New England area and post any flights or queens that you see!

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Re: Massachusetts Flight Sightings

Post: # 5431Post Mdrogun
Thu Apr 21, 2016 6:13 pm

I have a friend in Massachusetts and according to him Prenolepis imparis have flown multiple times already. He says there might be one more flight but he is unsure.
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zkublin
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Re: Massachusetts Flight Sightings

Post: # 5479Post zkublin
Tue Apr 26, 2016 2:22 pm

Mdrogun wrote:I have a friend in Massachusetts and according to him Prenolepis imparis have flown multiple times already. He says there might be one more flight but he is unsure.
Really? Well you should tell him to post on the Forum to help out his fellow hobbyist in the area :D.

Also where in Mass does he live. I live 15 min outside of Boston in a fairly urban area. That's why I need help with flight reports, so I will know when I should head out to the suburbs and go looking for Queens, since not many of them actually fly in the city.

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Re: Massachusetts Flight Sightings

Post: # 5488Post Mdrogun
Tue Apr 26, 2016 8:27 pm

zkublin wrote:
Mdrogun wrote:I have a friend in Massachusetts and according to him Prenolepis imparis have flown multiple times already. He says there might be one more flight but he is unsure.
Really? Well you should tell him to post on the Forum to help out his fellow hobbyist in the area :D.

Also where in Mass does he live. I live 15 min outside of Boston in a fairly urban area. That's why I need help with flight reports, so I will know when I should head out to the suburbs and go looking for Queens, since not many of them actually fly in the city.
He lives in Brockton. I don;t know how developed it is.
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noebl1
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Re: Massachusetts Flight Sightings

Post: # 5763Post noebl1
Sun May 15, 2016 7:59 pm

Thurs May 12th in the evening the Camponotus started nuptial flights here in MA near Nashua, NH. Quite a few camponotus pennsylvanicus, as well as caught a couple Camponotus Myrmentoma subgenus of some sort. It also guessing not a coincidence, was the first 80+ degree day in some time in the area looking at my weather station info.
I live in the woods, so seeing camponotus pennsylvanicus queens is super common for me during the summer months, so if anyone's interested, I don't mind grabbing them some.

Really hoping this summer to catch some Lasius Neoniger.

I missed out on the Prenolepis imparis this year too unfortunately. Always next year :)
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zkublin
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Re: Massachusetts Flight Sightings

Post: # 5781Post zkublin
Mon May 16, 2016 2:17 pm

noebl1 wrote:Thurs May 12th in the evening the Camponotus started nuptial flights here in MA near Nashua, NH. Quite a few camponotus pennsylvanicus, as well as caught a couple Camponotus Myrmentoma subgenus of some sort. It also guessing not a coincidence, was the first 80+ degree day in some time in the area looking at my weather station info.
I live in the woods, so seeing camponotus pennsylvanicus queens is super common for me during the summer months, so if anyone's interested, I don't mind grabbing them some.

Really hoping this summer to catch some Lasius Neoniger.

I missed out on the Prenolepis imparis this year too unfortunately. Always next year :)
If you catch any extra Lasius Neoniger later this season and are looking to give some away let me know, I would be happy to adopt! Unfortunately I was in Vegas for work last week so I missed all the good weather around here.

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Re: Massachusetts Flight Sightings

Post: # 5782Post AntsRule
Mon May 16, 2016 2:57 pm

I live in pa and flights usually take place in very large regions so I will post anything I notice! I am crossing my fingers for another Prenolepis imparis flight!!!
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noebl1
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Re: Massachusetts Flight Sightings

Post: # 5783Post noebl1
Mon May 16, 2016 3:04 pm

zkublin wrote:If you catch any extra Lasius Neoniger later this season and are looking to give some away let me know, I would be happy to adopt! Unfortunately I was in Vegas for work last week so I missed all the good weather around here.
@zkublin You got it! I think after this cold/hurricane force winds come thru, weather is supposed to heat up again and be less crazy. May be flights again.

@antsrule I noticed you posted on 5/12 too about the Camponotus flying in PA, so definitely was the same time frame for here too. Can let you guys know as well.
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Re: Massachusetts Flight Sightings

Post: # 5785Post AntsRule
Mon May 16, 2016 4:12 pm

Thanks!!! What queens have you caught so far? I have caught my first 14 queens!!!! :D
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