Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

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Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

Post: # 6370Post AntsRule
Fri May 27, 2016 8:15 pm

I got the idea from the Massachusetts thread which seems to be working well, so I thought why not make one for PA and other neighboring states that usually receive the same weather. :D
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Re: Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Flight Sightings Thread

Post: # 6371Post AntsRule
Fri May 27, 2016 8:17 pm

5/31/16 looks really good for flights! Heavy rain the day before and then 84 degrees! :D
With all the things ants can do, you wonder, who rules the planet :?

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Camponotus pennsylvanicus
Solenopsis molesta
Aphaenogaster sp.
Crematogaster sp.
Brachymyrmex depilis
Tertamorium sp. E
Pheidole sp.
Lasius niger

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Re: Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

Post: # 6534Post thescienceguy1980
Tue May 31, 2016 10:43 am

we didn't get any rain yesterday, maybe some late last night, did you? Sunday night rained good for a while...

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Re: Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

Post: # 6726Post AntsRule
Thu Jun 02, 2016 10:59 pm

thescienceguy1980 wrote:we didn't get any rain yesterday, maybe some late last night, did you? Sunday night rained good for a while...
Monday looks good for queens! keep eyes peeled :shock: (ps: not sure if I got rain but if you did not I most likely did not :D )
With all the things ants can do, you wonder, who rules the planet :?

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Camponotus pennsylvanicus
Solenopsis molesta
Aphaenogaster sp.
Crematogaster sp.
Brachymyrmex depilis
Tertamorium sp. E
Pheidole sp.
Lasius niger

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Re: Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

Post: # 6914Post AntsRule
Sun Jun 05, 2016 4:12 pm

thescienceguy1980 wrote:we didn't get any rain yesterday, maybe some late last night, did you? Sunday night rained good for a while...
6/6/16 looks good for flights :D Did you catch any more queens lately? I caught a pair of Camponotus Subbarbatus that I am very exited about. 8-)
With all the things ants can do, you wonder, who rules the planet :?

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Camponotus pennsylvanicus
Solenopsis molesta
Aphaenogaster sp.
Crematogaster sp.
Brachymyrmex depilis
Tertamorium sp. E
Pheidole sp.
Lasius niger

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Re: Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

Post: # 6999Post thescienceguy1980
Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:16 am

AntsRule wrote:
thescienceguy1980 wrote:we didn't get any rain yesterday, maybe some late last night, did you? Sunday night rained good for a while...
6/6/16 looks good for flights :D Did you catch any more queens lately? I caught a pair of Camponotus Subbarbatus that I am very exited about. 8-)
I'm hoping for today!!! Perfect day for flights, we will see what the ants "think" ; )
I haven't caught a queen since 5/23 if I'm not mistaken. I recently employed the method of UV Blacklight and sheet at night to catch bugs but I saw no queens yet. Mostly beetles (typical), some moths, a few males each time but no queens yet. Tonight I expect to see some though, especially after rain, rain, and then today being 84 degrees! Should be awesome! Good luck to you! Post some pics if you got any of the new Camps!

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Re: Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

Post: # 7000Post thescienceguy1980
Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:17 am

correction: Last queen I caught was 5-13. Stiiiiill waiting... (Talking heads) :D

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Re: Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

Post: # 7001Post AntsRule
Mon Jun 06, 2016 9:05 am

thescienceguy1980 wrote:correction: Last queen I caught was 5-13. Stiiiiill waiting... (Talking heads) :D
Thanks, I will, good luck! :D
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Camponotus pennsylvanicus
Solenopsis molesta
Aphaenogaster sp.
Crematogaster sp.
Brachymyrmex depilis
Tertamorium sp. E
Pheidole sp.
Lasius niger

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Re: Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

Post: # 7011Post nightxwolf88
Mon Jun 06, 2016 12:28 pm

Is it a good sign to see a colony migrating with a random reproductive flying off here and there?

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Re: Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

Post: # 7012Post thescienceguy1980
Mon Jun 06, 2016 12:36 pm

Nuptial Flight Preparations!!! I cant wait til 230, I'm going queen hunting : ) One colony was prepping the males, another two colonies, all I saw was females! Good luck everyone! ((These were the first nuptial preparations I've seen so far)

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