Help identify this species and what time of day nuptial flights occur

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

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CatsnAnts
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Help identify this species and what time of day nuptial flights occur

Post: # 37308Post CatsnAnts
Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:58 pm

I just found a whole colony of these ants and they had a bunch of elates ready to fly, so I want to be ready to look for them and care for them if I do happen to want one of these queens. Help would be very much appreciated!Image
Founding:
x1 Camponotus subbarbatus
x1 Camponotus nearcticus
x2 Tetramorium immigrans
x1 Formica pallidelfulva
x1 Formica neogagates
x1 Crematogaster cf. cerasi
x1 Lasius cf. alienus/flavus

Founded colonies:
x1 Camponotus castaneus

Natev5
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Location: Chicago Suburbs

Re: Help identify this species and what time of day nuptial flights occur

Post: # 37376Post Natev5
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:21 pm

That looks like Tetramorium Sp. E (pavement ants) they should be flying soon they fly May to end of July with most in June.
Keeping:
C. pennsylvanicus
Founding:
Tetramorium sp.
Formica pallidefulva
Formica social parasite
Formica subsericea
Lasius social parasite

Natev5
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Joined: Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:40 pm
Location: Chicago Suburbs

Re: Help identify this species and what time of day nuptial flights occur

Post: # 37377Post Natev5
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:25 pm

Their flights happen in very early morning (4-6am) but you should be able to find the mated queens throughout the day once they have flown
Keeping:
C. pennsylvanicus
Founding:
Tetramorium sp.
Formica pallidefulva
Formica social parasite
Formica subsericea
Lasius social parasite

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