Nuptial Flights Louisiana

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

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HaydenP
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Location: New Orleans

Nuptial Flights Louisiana

Post: # 48411Post HaydenP
Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:52 pm

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 to look?Thanks in advance!
Founding:
Solenopsis (invicta?)

Bierschneeman
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Location: louisiana

Re: Nuptial Flights Louisiana

Post: # 48431Post Bierschneeman
Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:02 am

Howdy, I am also very new , and also from Louisiana (Northern).

There is another thread designed for the sharing of information on nuptial flights for a lot of states (uncluding LA) sharing that hot humid weather and sharing s lot of the same species.

here
https://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=10961

I have shared some very useful links on there pertaining to this topic including flight schedules.

I am also willing to share anything on information i have gathered, later, as i am at work. Just remind me by asking specific question on that thread, in case i forget.

I also have already made a cross referenced chart for Louisiana, so the work is largely begun. just ask.
Founding:
3 Solenopsis I/X
5 Tapinoma sessile
1 Nylanderia terricola/vivulda

Colonies:
1 Brachymyrmex patagonicus
1 Pheidole soritis
1 Tapinoma sessile

The difference between a hobby and a scientific pursuit, is detailed notes.

Bierschneeman
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Location: louisiana

Re: Nuptial Flights Louisiana

Post: # 48432Post Bierschneeman
Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:16 am

short answer, yes large species are flying
Founding:
3 Solenopsis I/X
5 Tapinoma sessile
1 Nylanderia terricola/vivulda

Colonies:
1 Brachymyrmex patagonicus
1 Pheidole soritis
1 Tapinoma sessile

The difference between a hobby and a scientific pursuit, is detailed notes.

HaydenP
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Joined: Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:35 pm
Location: New Orleans

Re: Nuptial Flights Louisiana

Post: # 48479Post HaydenP
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:23 pm

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 some luck.

P.S. I’m not sure if I replied correctly because this was my first time using the forum
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Solenopsis (invicta?)

Bierschneeman
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Re: Nuptial Flights Louisiana

Post: # 48514Post Bierschneeman
Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:47 pm

HaydenP wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:23 pm
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 some luck.

P.S. I’m not sure if I replied correctly because this was my first time using the forum
First, there was no correct way to do it. How you replied is fine. I only mentioned it that way because I was likely to forget (and I did) and I had that other thread set to alert me when someone replies. (also it would encourage to get the sub community up and flowing so we have just as a supportive network as say (KY,OH,IN,IL,MI thread, which is massive and active))

rain always brings luck. If you see queens pouring out of the nest, leave. these are unfertilized. If it is a species you desire its best to find them a block or more away.

Some queens are smaller so don't overlook.

whats flying now... In Louisiana. (an incomplete list)(nothing is double checked, this is likely riddled with inaccuracies)
Solenopsis invicta. (red imported fire ant)
Aphaenogaster fulva, pica, rudis, tennesseensis
Brachymyrmex depilis, patagonicus (these are tiny tiny tiny)
Campotonotus americanus, pennsylvanicus, novaeboracensis (these are large. carpenter ants)
Crematogaster ashmeadi
Dorymyrmex bureni
Forelius pruinosis (I am reading they bud now, their flights were earlier)
Formica fusca, obscuriuentris, pallideulva, subsericea
Leptogenys elongata
Monomorium minimum
Myrmecina americana
Myrmica punctiventris
Neivamyrmex swainsonii
Nylanderia vivilula
Ponera pennsylvanica
Pheidole bicarnata, tysoni
Pseudomyrmex gracillis
Stigmatomma pallipes
Temnothorax curvipinocus
Tetramorium caespitum
Trachymyrmex septrionalis.
Founding:
3 Solenopsis I/X
5 Tapinoma sessile
1 Nylanderia terricola/vivulda

Colonies:
1 Brachymyrmex patagonicus
1 Pheidole soritis
1 Tapinoma sessile

The difference between a hobby and a scientific pursuit, is detailed notes.

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