Midwest Sightings Thread

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QJH2023
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Re: Midwest Sightings Thread

Post: # 69577Post QJH2023
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:54 am

QJH2023 wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:50 am
hello from Minnesota
looks like camponotus will fly any day now! so keep a watch on local ant colonys. and if you see any flights in the Midwestern states le us know.
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Re: Midwest Sightings Thread

Post: # 69589Post PlantManMike
Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:54 pm

CabboAntsGuy, hi. I'm in outagamie, so a few hours away from where you're at. I've been out looking today and found 2 kinds of formica. I brought my magnification jar along to help get IDs. On my way backI noticed a different looking one. I scooped it up to check it out and saw wing scars! Not sure on ID yet. I'll dig into that soon!

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Re: Midwest Sightings Thread

Post: # 69731Post Awakebyjav
Mon May 04, 2020 9:58 pm

Hey all! New here, looking around for flights in Northern Indiana. Hope to find some ants to care for!

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Re: Midwest Sightings Thread

Post: # 69770Post QJH2023
Wed May 06, 2020 6:22 pm

nuptial flight alert! I don't know what species it is I live in Minnesota here are some images Image Image
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Re: Midwest Sightings Thread

Post: # 69942Post chirotox
Thu May 14, 2020 3:38 pm

Southwestern Michigan checking in, was snowing a little earlier in the week but just flurries. warming up and 70 today but raining on and off. no Queen ants seen yet

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Re: Midwest Sightings Thread

Post: # 70362Post CabboAntsGuy
Tue May 26, 2020 10:53 am

Camponotus Pennsylvanicus queens spotted in the Wisconsin Dells. One caught in the area I live in.
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Re: Midwest Sightings Thread

Post: # 70436Post QJH2023
Wed May 27, 2020 3:53 pm

camponotus nov. sighting in Minnesota 10 queens collected so far
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Re: Midwest Sightings Thread

Post: # 70447Post CabboAntsGuy
Wed May 27, 2020 8:51 pm

Where are you from QJH2023, I mean what part of Min?
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Re: Midwest Sightings Thread

Post: # 70449Post QJH2023
Wed May 27, 2020 9:11 pm

west central but one thing to note is this out of all my 8 years of anting I've never seen anything like this before for three days so far they have been flying on and off at what appear to be totally random times I've caught 17 so far but it is so weird It is 9 o`clock and I seen one with wings :? in previous years they would have massive flight I typically caught 50 or so this slow paced flying is killing me this is supposed to be my biggest flight of the year
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Re: Midwest Sightings Thread

Post: # 70459Post CabboAntsGuy
Thu May 28, 2020 8:27 am

do you actually keep all of those until they become colonies?
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