Pavement Ant Nuptial Flight - Sacramento, CA

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

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Pavement Ant Nuptial Flight - Sacramento, CA

Post: # 67415Post jfulkerson812
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:20 pm

I am new to ant keeping and am curious when the nuptial flight for Pavement Ants should begin. I have read 2 options: May/June/July, but there are video's that AntsCanada put out that say as early as March. Please help...I'm eager to begin the search! I am located near Sacramento, CA.

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Re: Pavement Ant Nuptial Flight - Sacramento, CA

Post: # 67730Post Whitelotus
Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:30 pm

Pavement ants from my experience has been in mid May to the end of May. I live in San Joaquin County and that is when I usually see them flying. I do not see many flying in June or July. Tetramorium are common in my area, just look for a colony, and keep track of it from time to time, you will notice virgin queens start to be near the entrance of their nests before they fly.

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Re: Pavement Ant Nuptial Flight - Sacramento, CA

Post: # 68314Post YeeYeeYee
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:23 pm

For me tetramorium tend to start flying in june, july, and august in the early morning. I wake up right before school and walk outside to my court, and I see tons of queens and males on the ground, flying or on cars. It's really easy to get a colony with this species :D :D :D :D :D :D
I've never actually seen a nuptial flight though
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