Ontario rainfall watching

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MorbidBugg
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Re: Ontario rainfall watching

Post: # 45637Post MorbidBugg
Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:31 pm

I know formica are flying right now 11mm queen smacked me in the face and I think it's also lasius sp. That just started today as they were much smaller but
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Re: Ontario rainfall watching

Post: # 45639Post MorbidBugg
Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:33 pm

But I'm not an expert however I know there were def. Atleast 2 species flying today
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loupgaroupgris
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Re: Ontario rainfall watching

Post: # 45699Post loupgaroupgris
Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:31 am

Got a good site for the ants in our area.
https://insectsofsouthernontario.ca/category/ants/

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Re: Ontario rainfall watching

Post: # 45710Post loupgaroupgris
Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:36 pm

Today is a very good day for queen hunting got a couple near the Vankleek-hill area.

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Re: Ontario rainfall watching

Post: # 46317Post MorbidBugg
Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:54 am

Quite a few rain days coming ahead the last few rains didn't produce any queens. On side note Camponotus Novaeboracenis has taken over my town I see more of them then C. pennsylvanicus
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Re: Ontario rainfall watching

Post: # 46716Post MorbidBugg
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:34 pm

Finally a good rain in southern ontario hopefully we'll see some more flights this week.
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MaxGen
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Re: Ontario rainfall watching

Post: # 46746Post MaxGen
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:01 pm

Caught some Lasius muphyi queens this evening after the rain we had today. Extremely high humidity right now.

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Re: Ontario rainfall watching

Post: # 46753Post MorbidBugg
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:46 pm

Wow Lasius murphyi is pretty uncommon except in a few speckles outside of ontario. Good find! Get any pictures of her?
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MaxGen
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Re: Ontario rainfall watching

Post: # 46767Post MaxGen
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:07 pm

It looks exactly the same as this, caught by me last year around the same time and same place.

https://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=4522

Here is a shot of the probable L. murphyi caught around the same time again on my Driveway. The one caught tonight looks a bit more more like the first queen in this thread. They are quite similar though.

https://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=4189

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Re: Ontario rainfall watching

Post: # 46912Post MorbidBugg
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:56 am

Rain for the rest of the week in southern ontario
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