OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings

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

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antnest8
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Re: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings

Post: # 34792Post antnest8
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:31 am

still too cold for prenolepis imparis nuptial flights here in Michigan but still their is prenolepis imparis and tetremorium immgrins workers out
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1 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony
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Re: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings

Post: # 34964Post antnest8
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:26 pm

still too cold but still more tetremorium coming out of hibernation
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2 C. pennsylvanicus
1 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony
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Re: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings

Post: # 34987Post antnest8
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:11 pm

i highly doubt it but was their a nuptial flight in michigan recently because their are tons of holes in the dirt and i think they are worm holes but i just want to make sure cause i would hate to miss it :(
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3 tetremorium queens
2 C. pennsylvanicus
1 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony
!!And A CREMATOGASTER QUEEN!!

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Re: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings

Post: # 35038Post BuckeyeAntLover
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:57 am

It's been raining all night in NW Ohio, suppose to stop sometime this morning and get up to 70+, perfect time to find newly mated queens today?

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Re: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings

Post: # 35054Post antnest8
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:22 pm

it cloudy windy and 69 degrees here no flights from the wind but lasius came out of hibernation
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3 tetremorium queens
2 C. pennsylvanicus
1 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony
!!And A CREMATOGASTER QUEEN!!

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Re: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings

Post: # 35066Post SageePrime
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:43 pm

They flew here in Southern Illinois/St. Louis area yesterday or the day before. I've found one dead queen and tones of dead drones but not a single queen. I've looked everywhere under every log and under leaves all over the place. I've probably cover a good 30 square meters
5 Queen Tapinoma Sessile colony
2 Queen Tetramorium colony
2 Aphaenogaster Tennesseensis
1 Camp. Pennsylvanicus colonies
1 Camp. Subbarbatus colony
1 Camp. Herculeanus Colony
1 Crematogaster Cerasi colony
1 Formica Subsericia colony

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Re: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings

Post: # 35154Post SageePrime
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:33 pm

I've scouted about 50+ Prenolepis imparis colonies and all of them have emptied out their drones and female alates. I've looked everywhere from under leaves, logs, rocks, and holes in the ground and all I've found are 3 dead queens being eaten by aphaenogaster colonies, dead drones, in webbing, live drones still running around, or delated wings but no living queens anywhere. Should I assume the surrounding colonies either ate or inducted them into already established colonies?
5 Queen Tapinoma Sessile colony
2 Queen Tetramorium colony
2 Aphaenogaster Tennesseensis
1 Camp. Pennsylvanicus colonies
1 Camp. Subbarbatus colony
1 Camp. Herculeanus Colony
1 Crematogaster Cerasi colony
1 Formica Subsericia colony

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Re: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings

Post: # 35156Post antnest8
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:39 pm

i look at my prenolepis colony outside and i saw not much worker activity is that sign of a upcoming flight?
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2 C. pennsylvanicus
1 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony
!!And A CREMATOGASTER QUEEN!!

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Re: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings

Post: # 35161Post Stickman10
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:37 pm

I know I'm not from around your places but I see queens come out of there nest and just hang around until they die for Prenolepis imparis.
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Re: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings

Post: # 35170Post antnest8
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:45 am

really? the queens just die? Then are they alates or maybe a less fertile/productive queen in a polygenous colony?
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3 tetremorium queens
2 C. pennsylvanicus
1 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony
!!And A CREMATOGASTER QUEEN!!

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