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by HaydenP
Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen ant ID help
Replies: 1
Views: 402

Queen ant ID help

Hi, I caught this one yesterday and was needed help to confirm ID. I believe she is a solenopsis but I’m new at this. She’s between 8 and 10 mm and I’m located in southeast Louisiana. In the pictures, she seems almost curled on the water side of the test tube. I didn’t want to try moving her for the...
by HaydenP
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen ant Louisiana ID help
Replies: 0
Views: 340

Queen ant Louisiana ID help

Could one of y’all please help me ID this queen? I live in southeast Louisiana and she is around 10 mm (no ruler on hand at the moment). She has no wings but I noticed her fairly close to where I found a lot of winged alates yesterday. There were no alates to be seen anywhere today. I did see anothe...
by HaydenP
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: ARK-LA-TN-MS-AL-GA-SC-NC nuptial flights
Replies: 26
Views: 6770

Re: ARK-LA-TN-MS-AL-GA-SC-NC nuptial flights

Just wanted to update the thread with some nuptial flight info: I’m based in southeast Louisiana and after a day of rain, I saw some alates (I believe to be pheidole because of the large-headed workers) clustered around the nest. They have yet to move away from the nest though; not sure when they wi...
by HaydenP
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Rain and nuptial flights
Replies: 1
Views: 677

Rain and nuptial flights

hi, yesterday there was rain where I live (southeast Louisiana) and after 2 weeks of searching, I finally found a cluster of queens around a nest preparing for the nuptial flight. This was at around 9:30 am. I know they are not fertilized, so I decided to check back up later. At around 11, I saw the...
by HaydenP
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Louisiana possible tiny queen ant ID
Replies: 2
Views: 445

Re: Louisiana possible tiny queen ant ID

Vitatus wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:44 am
For 100% this isn't an ant, it's a wasp. Look at antennae ;) .
Thank you very much! It was so tiny I kind of assumed it to be an ant that had short antennae. I never would of thought it was a wasp. :lol:
by HaydenP
Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Louisiana possible tiny queen ant ID
Replies: 2
Views: 445

Louisiana possible tiny queen ant ID

Hi, could someone please help me identify this (hopefully) queen ant. I am located in southeast Louisiana, and the ant is black and about 1/5 inches long. I included a link which has it on a q-tip for size comparison. I do believe it has a stinger if that makes a difference because it was on me at o...
by HaydenP
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Nuptial Flights Louisiana
Replies: 4
Views: 1141

Re: Nuptial Flights Louisiana

Thank you so much I’ll be sure to check out the forum link you posted. And thanks for the reply, I’ll be sure to keep my eyes peeled but it’s been a few days and I haven’t seen any queens or male alates but it’s been a little dry here recently; rain is coming this weekend though so maybe it’ll bring...
by HaydenP
Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Nuptial Flights Louisiana
Replies: 4
Views: 1141

Nuptial Flights Louisiana

Hey y’all, I’m very new, and was just wondering if there are still nuptial flights going around. I live in Louisiana around the New Orleans area, but am currently at LSU because of college. I really like the bigger ant species, but I think they might have passed. Also, what time of day would be best...