Nuptial Flights in Sydney Australia

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

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Masterspiro
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Nuptial Flights in Sydney Australia

Post: # 49655Post Masterspiro
Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:00 am

I found a lot of small black alates and an iridomyrmex one on some bricks. Also, do ant colonies go hyper when it is nuptial season or is that just the rain?

KhaoticAnts
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Location: Newcastle

Re: Nuptial Flights in Sydney Australia

Post: # 49855Post KhaoticAnts
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:23 am

Probably both as most ants will fly after it has rained mostly due to the ground being easier to dig their nests from what i've heard and seen. Lots of Iridomyrmex purpereus colonies were getting ready to fly here but the wind was too strong.

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