Harvester Ants

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CaptainAnt2005
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Harvester Ants

Post: # 38725Post CaptainAnt2005
Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:58 pm

What time of day is best for finding queen harvester ants? Not the year because I've seen alates coming out of the colony.

Harvester ants that is.

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Post: # 38745Post ooper01
Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:12 pm

CaptainAnt2005 wrote:
Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:58 pm
What time of day is best for finding queen harvester ants? Not the year because I've seen alates coming out of the colony.

Harvester ants that is.
Here in Utah, the nuptial flights have usually occurred around noon. I have had the best luck spotting them mated and without wings a few hours after that, so like 3pm - 7pm.
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Re: Harvester Ants

Post: # 38818Post StormDancer
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:54 am

Southeastern New Mexico, I have spotted lots of them mornings after its warmed just a bit, and afternoons after its cooled a bit. As of yet I haven't noticed a particular time they fly here but I'll pay more attention this year.
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