Alberta nuptial flights

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

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NKantsalberta
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Alberta nuptial flights

Post: # 36765Post NKantsalberta
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:11 pm

Hey everyone! I'm not seeing any topics for Alberta Canada, so I figured I'd start one! It's early in the season, but Please post of you see any flyers or landed queens! Camponotus seem to be done for now.
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LearningAntz
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Re: Alberta nuptial flights

Post: # 36843Post LearningAntz
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:53 pm

Awesome thread! It'd be awesome if you folks from Alberta would list species you find and where. :D Share with us.

I'd love to find some queens of the genus Myrmica. It'd be awesome if anyone who finds a Myrmica queen posts here.

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antnest8
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Re: Alberta nuptial flights

Post: # 36864Post antnest8
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:58 pm

i know I'm kind of far away from Alberta but Mymica fly's in
keeper of
3 tetremorium queens
2 C. pennsylvanicus
1 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony

LearningAntz
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Re: Alberta nuptial flights

Post: # 36901Post LearningAntz
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:46 pm

antnest8 wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:58 pm
i know I'm kind of far away from Alberta but Mymica fly's in
You sure of this? Haven’t seen any around.

Anyway if anyone living in Alberta knows a good place to find Pogonomyrmex occidentalis that’d be awesome too. I’d love to keep this species.

NKantsalberta
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Re: Alberta nuptial flights

Post: # 37159Post NKantsalberta
Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:57 pm

Camponotus are on the ground again, two queens so far in Sherwood park, might see some others if this hot humid weather continues.
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NKantsalberta
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Re: Alberta nuptial flights

Post: # 38063Post NKantsalberta
Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:38 pm

Is it possible to have found a Formica Podzolica queen out roaming? Picked one up this afternoon off my driveway
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NKantsalberta
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Re: Alberta nuptial flights

Post: # 39991Post NKantsalberta
Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:19 pm

Just caught a wood ant princess (wings still on) hopefully she's mated! Also, my GF accidentally on purpose squished another golden coloured winged ant, roughly one centimeter in length, gastor looks like a males, but not sure if it's male or female though! Sherwood park ab, will post pics later today!
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NKantsalberta
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Re: Alberta nuptial flights

Post: # 40003Post NKantsalberta
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:52 pm

unknown golden orange ant! Sherwood Park, Alberta

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LearningAntz
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Re: Alberta nuptial flights

Post: # 41461Post LearningAntz
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:05 am

NKantsalberta wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:52 pm
unknown golden orange ant! Sherwood Park, Alberta

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That’s Lasius subumbratus.

Temp. parasitic queen.

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Re: Alberta nuptial flights

Post: # 41482Post NKantsalberta
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:33 am

Found more of these parasite queens roaming around the farm yesterday, didn't gather any however, but at least 15 in one small area of gravel. Also, a few lasius alates, but no activity at any nest sites
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