Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

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Re: Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

Post: # 11372Post AntsRule
Sun Sep 18, 2016 8:38 pm

JacobSyndeo wrote:I've had so much trouble finding any in the Pittsburgh area. I have my one Solenopsis molesta queen, but that's all.

She's been doing fine lately, still alive and moving about, but I don't even know if she's fertile. She's a relatively small species, so I don't think I'll even be able to see her eggs, if she even DOES lay them. And what if she waits until the spring to lay? So many variables…
Check under some rocks/logs to see if u can find some pre/flighted queens, u better hurry up it is coming to a close soon. :D
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Crematogaster sp.
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Re: Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

Post: # 11490Post JacobSyndeo
Mon Sep 19, 2016 5:18 pm

If you're near Shadyside, Pittsburgh, get out there now! I've caught five flying around a local park over the past 10 minutes! One even landed on my face, LOL! I've seen about 7 more that I couldn't catch, they were flying too high.
Will post pics later to help folks ID!
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Re: Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

Post: # 11491Post nightxwolf88
Mon Sep 19, 2016 5:19 pm

Awesome good to hear

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Re: Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

Post: # 11500Post JacobSyndeo
Mon Sep 19, 2016 6:18 pm

Here are the beauties! (I take this pill bottle with me to catch them and bring them home before putting them in their test tubes.)
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I posted an ID thread here, if any of you happen to know what species these queens are:
http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=1754&p=11496#p11496

I hope you all make some good finds soon!!
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Re: Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

Post: # 11944Post Rafiredog
Sat Sep 24, 2016 10:26 am

It is 50F today where I live.. so I guess I will see you guys in March when the Prenolepis imparis fly.

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Re: Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

Post: # 11951Post Batspiderfish
Sat Sep 24, 2016 11:31 am

Take a peek outside on any windless days above 70 degrees, and you may find some late fliers.
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Re: Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

Post: # 11968Post nightxwolf88
Sat Sep 24, 2016 1:17 pm

Ya we can have nice warm days in between those cooler ones.

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Re: Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

Post: # 12399Post Rafiredog
Tue Sep 27, 2016 2:09 pm

Kind of warm day 67F and rained all day yesterday. Can't find anything yet, anyone having any luck?
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Re: Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

Post: # 29380Post AntsRule
Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:26 pm

Lasius niger have started flying! :D
With all the things ants can do, you wonder, who rules the planet :?

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Solenopsis molesta
Aphaenogaster sp.
Crematogaster sp.
Brachymyrmex depilis
Tertamorium sp. E
Pheidole sp.
Lasius neoniger

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Re: Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

Post: # 29928Post AntsRule
Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:28 am

Heavy rain tonight, expecting more lasius tomorrow. :D :D
With all the things ants can do, you wonder, who rules the planet :?

Keeper of:
Solenopsis molesta
Aphaenogaster sp.
Crematogaster sp.
Brachymyrmex depilis
Tertamorium sp. E
Pheidole sp.
Lasius neoniger

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