UK Messor Barbarus Nuptual Flights

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Brice15
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UK Messor Barbarus Nuptual Flights

Post: # 45976Post Brice15
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:43 am

Dose anyone know when the Messor Barbarus nuptial flights begin in the UK?
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Harvester Ant – Messor barbarous

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Red Ant Colony – Myrmica Rubra

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Re: UK Messor Barbarus Nuptual Flights

Post: # 45981Post Thorond0r
Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:31 am

I don't think Messor barbarus lives in the UK at all. They are a mediterranean species as far as i know.
First year of antkeeping, already enjoying it!

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Lasius niger
Lasius umbratus
Lasius flavus


Still hoping to find a Formica queen.

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Brice15
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Re: UK Messor Barbarus Nuptual Flights

Post: # 45990Post Brice15
Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:49 am

Brice15 wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:43 am
Dose anyone know when the Messor Barbarus nuptial flights begin in the UK?

t is found In Southern Europe and Northern Africa.
Current keeper of ;
Harvester Ant – Messor barbarous

My dream colony;
Red Ant Colony – Myrmica Rubra

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