Massachusetts 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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zkublin
Posts: 41
Joined: Wed Apr 06, 2016 4:10 pm
Location: Massachusetts

Re: Massachusetts Flight Sightings

Post: # 21349Post zkublin
Thu May 18, 2017 4:42 pm

Camponotus are definitely flying near Boston. Tons of alates in Somerville right now!

Austheboss
Posts: 71
Joined: Fri Jul 08, 2016 3:17 pm
Location: Boston Area

Re: Massachusetts Flight Sightings

Post: # 21356Post Austheboss
Thu May 18, 2017 8:52 pm

Yah, found quite a few with wings today!

Andrew17888
Posts: 4
Joined: Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:39 pm
Location: East Longmeadow

Re: Massachusetts Flight Sightings

Post: # 21381Post Andrew17888
Fri May 19, 2017 4:49 pm

Would anyone of you guys be willing to sell or trade me an extra fertile queen. I am finding a good amount of winged ants but would really like to get an ant that's already laying eggs so I can get a colony going. Please pm me if your willing to trade or sell me a queen.

Austheboss
Posts: 71
Joined: Fri Jul 08, 2016 3:17 pm
Location: Boston Area

Re: Massachusetts Flight Sightings

Post: # 21395Post Austheboss
Fri May 19, 2017 9:42 pm

I have found a lot more Campo queens, all with wings, but most of them broke off their wings. I think it's all the extreme heat that's bringing them out, though I think they fly in the evening or early morning because I did not see them fly. I had field day, so I found one queen hiding in the shade of a crevice in between some bricks. I brought it home. Most others were not able to find shade and I found lots of dead queen ants.

Post any more findings!

animalmaster14
Posts: 3
Joined: Wed Feb 01, 2017 5:53 pm
Location: Massachusetts

Re: Massachusetts Flight Sightings

Post: # 21612Post animalmaster14
Tue May 23, 2017 9:24 pm

Hey I found quite a few C.pennslyvanicus males, but no queens. I caught one thinking I found my first queen, but I soon realized my amateur mistake. I was pretty disappointed but figured the females can't be far behind, that or I may be looking in the wrong places...

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