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

Post: # 58107Post invjang
Fri May 10, 2019 10:09 am

Has anyone observed Camponotus queens near Chicago area?
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Camponotus pennsylvanicus
Formica sp.

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

Post: # 58187Post TheRealAntMan
Sun May 12, 2019 9:17 pm

invjang wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 10:09 am
Has anyone observed Camponotus queens near Chicago area?
Not yet. Last year Camponotus Pennsylvanicus flew on 05/28/18 here in Chicago. They should fly around the same time again so, be on the lookout for them.
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Re: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings

Post: # 58284Post invjang
Wed May 15, 2019 11:35 am

What time of day is the typical nuptial flight for Camponotus?
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Re: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings

Post: # 58294Post TheRealAntMan
Wed May 15, 2019 6:35 pm

invjang wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 11:35 am
What time of day is the typical nuptial flight for Camponotus?
The males start coming out around midday and take to the air with the females sometime in the afternoon.
An ants' strength can be rivaled by few animals compared to relative body size.

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

Post: # 58328Post CatsnAnts
Thu May 16, 2019 3:39 pm

CHECK STICKS AND LOGS EVERYONE, by cracking open two sticks, I found three Camponotus subbarbatus queens and one Camponotus nearcticus queen! The three subbarbatus has just dug their founding chambers, while the nearcticus was with five other workers (of whom I couldn’t catch :? ).
Camponotus subbarbatus x3
Temnothorax curvispinosus x1 :shock: :D
Aphenogaster fulva x1
Camponotus sp.
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Re: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings

Post: # 59254Post Psythe
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:26 pm

Caught a flight of camponotus pennsylvanicus on 6/6/19 after a rain. Caught 6queens from the flight after they landed. And could have had more but ran out of containers! Live in western Ky, Paducah to be exact. Good time to be out for camponotus.

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

Post: # 59477Post TheRealAntMan
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:52 pm

Tetramorium immigrans flew here yesterday. If you missed them, you might still have a 2 day window to catch a couple more.
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Re: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings

Post: # 59665Post JakeM0816
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:32 am

I caught 3 tetramorium with wings at around 7:45, is this too soon, or is this already after mating. None of them have taken of their wings, I caught them on Wednesday.
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3xTetramorium Immigrans
1xcamponatus Pennsylvanicus

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

Post: # 59722Post TopTierTetra
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:28 pm

JakeM0816 wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:32 am
I caught 3 tetramorium with wings at around 7:45, is this too soon, or is this already after mating. None of them have taken of their wings, I caught them on Wednesday.
7:45 am or pm?
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Re: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings

Post: # 59805Post JakeM0816
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:13 am

Am, 1 or two are cleaning their gasters, are there still flights left to take place for tetramorium?
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1xcamponatus Pennsylvanicus

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