Lasius Niger UK nuptial flight.

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

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LasiusSapien
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Location: Bristol

Re: Lasius Niger UK nuptial flight.

Post: # 60990Post LasiusSapien
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:15 am

between 3pm and 7pm yesterday my area in bristol was full of lasius niger flights, this is my first time with ants so i caught myself 2 queens both are fattys and both willingly wandered into my tubes

lucky enough for me too 10mins away is loads of meadow land so going to pop up there to day see if any lasius flava queens are around
1x Lasius Niger - early forging stage - 60-100 workers
1x Messor Barbarus - founding stage - <20 workers
1x Camponotus Turkestanus - claustral stage - 1 nanitic + brood
1x Odontoponera Transversa - semi-claustral stage - no eggs

ClashOwenBash
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Location: Oxfordshire, England

Re: Lasius Niger UK nuptial flight.

Post: # 61160Post ClashOwenBash
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:09 am

After the rain yesterday all my nearby Lasius Flavus colonies have dug to the surface and made large entrances, I'm expecting an imminent nuptial flight!
Ant-keeper going into his 4th year of loving ants!

RhysHoad
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Location: Hertfordshire, UK

Re: Lasius Niger UK nuptial flight.

Post: # 61360Post RhysHoad
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:47 am

Managed to pluck plenty of Lasius Niger queens from the ground in Hertfordshire over the past week in Hertfordshire, UK.
Does anyone know whether any other species will fly at the same time as the Lasius Nigers, or do they all fly at separate times?
Expecting some Formica over the next few weeks but hoping for a camponotus. Fingers crossed I haven't missed em all.

DnickoUK
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Re: Lasius Niger UK nuptial flight.

Post: # 61621Post DnickoUK
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:16 pm

I have found ants flying about their entrance and sadly found some dead Large queen looking ants in spider webs

ClashOwenBash
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Re: Lasius Niger UK nuptial flight.

Post: # 61829Post ClashOwenBash
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:00 pm

Lasius Flavus and Niger flying currently in South Oxfordshire!
Ant-keeper going into his 4th year of loving ants!

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