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

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

Post: # 60265Post TopTierTetra
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:27 am

JakeM0816 wrote:
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?
I caught 6 tetramorium queens June 30th at about 6-7 am, there's probably going to be a flight or two in July. Keep looking!
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×1 Monomorium pharaonis
×6 Tetramorium Immigrans
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Re: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings

Post: # 60972Post Onyxiguana
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:25 pm

Caught something yesterday, too big to be Tetramorium...I'll admit I'm not too good at identifying ants I haven't seen before. Sadly she died soon after capture, pretty confident she wasn't a drone since she didn't have wings. It was near late afternoon in northern Illinois. I did see another dead in a spider's web so I assume something was flying that day.
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(2) Tetramorium Imimgrans

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

Post: # 62541Post antnest8
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:52 pm

finding lasius social parisites every once in awhile

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

Post: # 63603Post antnest8
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:21 pm

Anyone finding queens lately? i know it's a bit late but it would be cool to see people find some late finds to see what fly's at this time of year.

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

Post: # 63797Post antnest8
Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:36 pm

Mass lasius neoniger flights. Im afraid i'll inhale a queen or 2 becuase the are SO MANY :lol: :lol:

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

Post: # 70477Post invjang
Thu May 28, 2020 2:46 pm

Anyone finds Camponotus queens in Chicago area this year? Is it too late now? I live in the west suburb of Chicago, Illinois.
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Camponotus pennsylvanicus
Formica sp.

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

Post: # 70487Post CabboAntsGuy
Thu May 28, 2020 10:01 pm

invjang wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 2:46 pm
Anyone finds Camponotus queens in Chicago area this year? Is it too late now? I live in the west suburb of Chicago, Illinois.
I've been catching those in the dells and middle parts of Wisconsin, they're definitely, just heat and rain and you should be able to find some.
Keep:
5 camponotus pennsylvanicus
2 formica subsericea
The Camponotus Crew! https://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=15267
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Re: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings

Post: # 70673Post Penguin6
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:50 am

Hey! Long time listener, first time caller. Does anyone know if there are any queens still out there in the Chicago area? Just not sure if I'm too late or not. Thank you!

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

Post: # 70684Post CabboAntsGuy
Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:32 am

Anytime after a rainstorm is a great time to be out and looking. They will still be flying for awhile.
Keep:
5 camponotus pennsylvanicus
2 formica subsericea
The Camponotus Crew! https://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=15267
Need help or want to help? https://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=18153#p70566

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

Post: # 71605Post invjang
Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:31 pm

When is the best time of day to catch camponotus queens?
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Camponotus pennsylvanicus
Formica sp.

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