NEW ENGLAND (ME-VT-NH-CT-MA-RI) Nuptial Flights

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

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NEW ENGLAND (ME-VT-NH-CT-MA-RI) Nuptial Flights

Post: # 58459Post AGENTSCEPTILE
Mon May 20, 2019 5:34 am

Hi, I live in Maine, and despite all the resources out there, finding resources for New England is like trying to find a needle in a haystack. I would love for anyone to share anything the get or know here in this section, as it wont just help me, it will help all of us in this area a lot! :)

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Post: # 58462Post Rokraja
Mon May 20, 2019 11:59 am

I agree, and would greatly appreciate any assistance. I live in RI and it is tough to find this information.

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Re: NEW ENGLAND (ME-VT-NH-CT-MA-RI) Nuptial Flights

Post: # 58473Post WillWithAnts
Mon May 20, 2019 4:22 pm

Not from New England, but Camponotus spp. queens will be flying soon! Here are some native species in your area:
Camponotus americanus
Camponotus caryae
Camponotus castaneus
Camponotus chromaiodes
Camponotus herculeanus
Camponotus nearcticus
Camponotus novaeboracensis
Camponotus pennsylvanicus
Camponotus sericeiventris rex
Camponotus subbarbatus


Source:http://antmaps.org/?mode=diversity&genus=Camponotus
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Post: # 58527Post AGENTSCEPTILE
Tue May 21, 2019 10:58 am

Happy anting to you too!
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Post: # 58528Post AGENTSCEPTILE
Tue May 21, 2019 11:36 am

I have found these very, very small ant queens, one kind with the gaster tergites being a little squished, presumably from when I was digging for a beetle and I found her, then the other queen is in good condition and she was found just by a burnt log. For 2 years, my friend and i have been trying to identify the larger one, closest thing we have found is a Lasius Umbratus, but still not yet id'd. I will also be forwarding this to the ID'ing section, so don't freak out, guys.
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Post: # 58529Post AGENTSCEPTILE
Tue May 21, 2019 11:39 am

Uhh, the pics atachements arent working atm, will try later! :mrgreen: :roll:
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Post: # 58845Post AGENTSCEPTILE
Wed May 29, 2019 11:54 am

First Camponotus Pennsylvannicus flights on may 27th! :mrgreen:
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Re: NEW ENGLAND (ME-VT-NH-CT-MA-RI) Nuptial Flights

Post: # 70169Post BwaltonSketch
Thu May 21, 2020 8:25 am

I have been trying to search for any information on ants in the new England area and there is very little if any at all. Just this small info is a big help. Good luck Anting out there and hopefully I can find a queen this year.

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Post: # 70491Post kungfu
Thu May 28, 2020 11:14 pm

I think they are flying here in Bristol County, MA

my girlfriend just caught a queen around 6pm today, May 28, 2020!

this is our first time trying to start a colony and we are very excited!

We have her in her test tube setup now

i think i have added an attachment with a picture to see if anyone can help us know if this is really a queen

https://photos.app.goo.gl/rsnjsDjxY7mTjATC9

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Re: NEW ENGLAND (ME-VT-NH-CT-MA-RI) Nuptial Flights

Post: # 70492Post kungfu
Thu May 28, 2020 11:28 pm

here are the last couple photos

https://photos.app.goo.gl/ZQp5iNzqo93KzHEY6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/WLQ2E6F7hzm1Q11Y9

https://photos.app.goo.gl/63fPP5iMp1CdzdJaA

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