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by DeathToUnknown
Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Multiple Queen Ants: Oroville/California/U.S.A.
Replies: 0
Views: 82

Multiple Queen Ants: Oroville/California/U.S.A.

I found all these queens over the past few weeks (May 7 - May 21). I'm sorry the pictures are not too great. I did not want to disturb the queens too much. This first queen ant is about 0.7 cm. It has two nodes and is black. https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/h/ez6908gegkpu/?view=att&th=1727cb8eff0a7d...
by DeathToUnknown
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Camponotus Ocreatus California
Replies: 0
Views: 292

Camponotus Ocreatus California

Recently, after lifting up some shallow rocks, I discovered a bunch of alates I believe will fly soon. I'm pretty sure they are Camponotus Ocreatus. From what I've read about nuptial flights, they almost always fly after a big storm. The weather here, however, is supposed to be 90 degrees with no ra...
by DeathToUnknown
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Prenolepis Imparis Flights Oroville/California
Replies: 3
Views: 1728

Re: Prenolepis Imparis Flights Oroville/California

Thank you for the information. I keep on occasionally finding males so hopefully, that means the flights are soon instead of already happened. I heard that sometimes it takes a whole week of warm weather for the alates to fly and the males often fly weeks or even a month before the queens. Luckily t...
by DeathToUnknown
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Prenolepis Imparis Flights Oroville/California
Replies: 3
Views: 1728

Re: Prenolepis Imparis Flights Oroville/California

Update: I searched all of the next day and only found 2 males. One was found in the leaf litter that I believe is close to one of their nests and one other was found dying in a dish of water. I did not see any signs of queens. I hope they will fly tomorrow because it is the last warm day.
by DeathToUnknown
Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Camponotus or Formica Oroville/California/USA
Replies: 1
Views: 2013

Camponotus or Formica Oroville/California/USA

Recently as the weather has warmed up slightly I began to notice wide flat anthills appearing on my property. Later, while searching at night, I found the ants. They have a black/dark brown head, red body, and a gaster that the latter half is black. They also have one node and have a rounded thorax....
by DeathToUnknown
Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Prenolepis Imparis Flights Oroville/California
Replies: 3
Views: 1728

Prenolepis Imparis Flights Oroville/California

I been reading about Prenolepis Imparis and learned that they almost always take off on the first day it is high 60's/low 70's. Today met those expectations, was clear and sunny, but I didn't find any queens or males and the winter ant nest I discovered and have been watching never had any either. C...
by DeathToUnknown
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen Ant Oroville/California/United States of America
Replies: 5
Views: 803

Re: Queen Ant Oroville/California/United States of America

I think you are right. It looks a lot like Pheidole megacephala. Thank you!
by DeathToUnknown
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen Ant Oroville/California/United States of America
Replies: 5
Views: 803

Re: Queen Ant Oroville/California/United States of America

Sorry, I thought I already posted the photo. Here is a link to the photo. https://docs.google.com/document/d/14DQoIO6fIrBKFfEAPfh6-T0CIBAxd3G2UF6mNDyZWzc/edit?usp=sharing https://mail-attachment.googleusercontent.com/attachment/u/0/?ui=2&ik=d5b1eabf30&attid=0.1&permmsgid=msg-f:1657552457639543327&th...
by DeathToUnknown
Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen Ant Oroville/California/United States of America
Replies: 5
Views: 803

Re: Queen Ant Oroville/California/United States of America

On a side note, this has nothing to do with the queen I found but I found a colony of small red ants that seems to have super majors. (Major ants with large heads) The minors were about 1/8 of an inch/ 1.2 mm and the majors were about 3/16 of an inch/ 2mm.
by DeathToUnknown
Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen Ant Oroville/California/United States of America
Replies: 5
Views: 803

Queen Ant Oroville/California/United States of America

This queen ant was found on 2/3/20. I found it while I was digging and not during any nuptial flights. The queen ant is about 4mm in length and the small red workers were about 1mm in length. Any help identifying this ant is greatly appreciated. Thank you!