Delmarva (Delaware, Maryland, Virginia) Nuptial Sightings

Where and when are you finding queen ants? A section to share nuptial flight schedules by ant species and locality

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Re: Delmarva (Delaware, Maryland, Virginia) Nuptial Sightings

Post: # 58285Post 310Ants
Wed May 15, 2019 12:34 pm

Hi everyone,

Thanks for the DelMarVa post.

I'm in Bowie, MD and new to ant keeping!

I found 1 queen on 20 April 2019, but still not 100% sure if she's a Camponotus as she does look rather small. She's 3/8 of an inch long or 9.5mm. She is doing good though - last time I checked she was protecting 4 eggs, one of which was starting to turn color. Link to post is here: https://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=14097

When I'm off work today (15May19) I'm going to head to a local park and see what I can find - it will be late in the day 5pm-ish, but it's the best I can do. This past weekend here was very rainy and today is the first day after where it's not too windy/breezy.
Keeper of:
1 (possible) Camponotus pennsylvanicus (with a few eggs)

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