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

Post: # 46944Post TheRealAntMan
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:21 pm

Natev5 wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:33 am
Formica subsericea flew yesterday in northern IL. Many queens still out searching for the perfect spot to found a colony.
Rained a lot yesterday though. Solenopsis Molesta flew two days ago.
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Re: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings

Post: # 47760Post Natev5
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:20 pm

Some Lasius sp. flew today in Northern Illinois
Keeping:
C. pennsylvanicus
Formica pallidefulva
Founding:
Tetramorium sp.
Formica social parasite
Formica subsericea
Lasius social parasite

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

Post: # 47903Post TheRealAntMan
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:50 pm

Myrmica males spotted yesterday but no queens.
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Re: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings

Post: # 48266Post fancynarwhal321
Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:13 pm

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Camponotus drones spotted today, no queens though.
Keeper of:
Camponotus Pennsylvanicus,
Camponotus Nearcticus,
Formica Neogagates,
Formica Subsericea
Lasius flavus,
and Prenolepis Imparis.

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

Post: # 48803Post antnest8
Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:30 pm

LOTS OF LASIUS!! flew 2 days ago but you can still find them.
keeper of
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: # 48822Post fancynarwhal321
Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:17 pm

No lasius queens here in Chicago yet, it rained this morning so i expect alates tonight and fertilized queens tomorrow...
Keeper of:
Camponotus Pennsylvanicus,
Camponotus Nearcticus,
Formica Neogagates,
Formica Subsericea
Lasius flavus,
and Prenolepis Imparis.

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

Post: # 48840Post TheRealAntMan
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:10 pm

They flew almost 5 days ago here in Chicago.
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Re: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings

Post: # 48931Post fancynarwhal321
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:32 pm

I know but it is very likely that they will have another flight soon
Keeper of:
Camponotus Pennsylvanicus,
Camponotus Nearcticus,
Formica Neogagates,
Formica Subsericea
Lasius flavus,
and Prenolepis Imparis.

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

Post: # 49506Post Natev5
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:50 am

Caught a crematogaster queen yesterday in Northern Illinois but she was not doing well and appeared dehydrated.
Keeping:
C. pennsylvanicus
Formica pallidefulva
Founding:
Tetramorium sp.
Formica social parasite
Formica subsericea
Lasius social parasite

Natev5
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Re: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings

Post: # 50072Post Natev5
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:47 pm

In Northern IL I’ve been seeing myrmica alates the last few days and finding them in the pool. Some species must have flown recently.
Keeping:
C. pennsylvanicus
Formica pallidefulva
Founding:
Tetramorium sp.
Formica social parasite
Formica subsericea
Lasius social parasite

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