Nuptial Flight Sightings: New York

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

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Re: Nuptial Flight Sightings: New York

Post: # 51755Post NYAnts11
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:00 am

What kind of species is this? Lasius Flavus?
2 Tetramorium Immigran Colonies #1 [40-50 workers] #2 [5-7 workers])
1 Lasius Neoniger Queen [waiting to lay after Hibernation]

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Re: Nuptial Flight Sightings: New York

Post: # 51761Post toepick
Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:17 pm

not sure, posted the pics in the ID forum and someone said they looked like claviger? or one of the parasitic species, not sure how to tell the difference.

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Re: Nuptial Flight Sightings: New York

Post: # 51857Post NYAnts11
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:32 pm

My guess based on the color, location and time frame its Lasius Flavus. Did you mention in the ID post where you were and when you saw them?

Comparison picture to Lasius Flavus males and workers here.... Image

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2 Tetramorium Immigran Colonies #1 [40-50 workers] #2 [5-7 workers])
1 Lasius Neoniger Queen [waiting to lay after Hibernation]

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Re: Nuptial Flight Sightings: New York

Post: # 51858Post NYAnts11
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:39 pm

NYAnts11 wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:32 pm
My guess based on the color, location and time frame its Lasius Flavus. Did you mention in the ID post where you were and when you saw them?

Comparison picture to Lasius Flavus males and workers here.... Image

VERSUS YOUR PICTURE

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I do hope you caught a queen of one of these, they are very gorgeous looking ants
2 Tetramorium Immigran Colonies #1 [40-50 workers] #2 [5-7 workers])
1 Lasius Neoniger Queen [waiting to lay after Hibernation]

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Re: Nuptial Flight Sightings: New York

Post: # 51918Post toepick
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:14 am

I managed to find 3, one had already dropped her wings, one I watched pull them off immediately (which was really cool), the 3rd has yet to pull them off so I question if she had mated.

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They are still alive, which is good as I understand they will die rather quickly if they do not have any workers. So keeping my fingers crossed!

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