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: # 56680Post antnest8
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:59 pm

The queens have a good chance of being social parasites. (at least from my experience) Still they might be something else

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

Post: # 56692Post NewAnter
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:39 pm

Ya alot of queens look an smell to be Lasius claviger, how ever i have 3 queens slightly smaller look like maybe lasius , 1 of the queens has adopted 4 winter ants they been tending to and feeding her


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

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Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:39 pm

http://imgur.com/a/fdFfJna this is a 5-8 mm queen with winter ants tending too

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

Post: # 56715Post antnest8
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:12 pm

The queens head is big and her gaster is small but she could be a prenolepis imparis queen. I still can't believe that the workers are taking care of her.

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

Post: # 56824Post antnest8
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:36 pm

I found a queen, I didn't pick her up because she is a lasius umbratus, but still nice to see it's queen weather again.

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

Post: # 56840Post fancynarwhal321
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:56 pm

I spotted some Prenolepis male alates in a nest entrance
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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: # 57671Post DWayneF32
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:02 pm

Camponotus nuptials have finally started here in KY. Found two over the weekend, one has already laid a couple eggs.

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

Post: # 57672Post ItShallBeJordan
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:22 pm

DWayneF32 wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:02 pm
Camponotus nuptials have finally started here in KY. Found two over the weekend, one has already laid a couple eggs.
What Part of Kentucky? Also where are you looking?
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Re: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings

Post: # 57687Post DWayneF32
Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:25 pm

ItShallBeJordan wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:22 pm
DWayneF32 wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:02 pm
Camponotus nuptials have finally started here in KY. Found two over the weekend, one has already laid a couple eggs.
What Part of Kentucky? Also where are you looking?
I’m from a small town in eastern KY, it’s a heavily wooded area, so I’m finding them along the road where I live.

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