OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings

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

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Anthand1
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Re: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings

Post: # 35844Post Anthand1
Thu May 10, 2018 12:04 pm

Has anyone seen any Trachymyrmex Septentrionales ants in northern Kentucky? They're the northernmost fungus growing ant, with some even spotted in New York, but they're small and rare. I've been looking around for queens as they're supposed to be flying from May to September, but I haven't seen anything.

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antnest8
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Re: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings

Post: # 36019Post antnest8
Wed May 16, 2018 5:17 pm

Michigan camponotus nuptial flight caught four already
keeper of
3 tetremorium queens
2 C. pennsylvanicus
1 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony
!!And A CREMATOGASTER QUEEN!!

averagebilly
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Re: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings

Post: # 36039Post averagebilly
Thu May 17, 2018 9:52 am

I found a Camponotus alate in my house yesterday, still flying, though. Southern Ontario.
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Re: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings

Post: # 36397Post TheRealAntMan
Sun May 27, 2018 11:34 am

I caught a Camponotus P. on the 24th. I checked on her today and she's laid 5 eggs. Will post pics soon.
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antnest8
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Re: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings

Post: # 36438Post antnest8
Mon May 28, 2018 3:50 pm

lots of camponotus and i found my first camponotus drone. i have no idea why people say that they cannot find queens for camponotus just the drones when i find more queens than drones
keeper of
3 tetremorium queens
2 C. pennsylvanicus
1 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony
!!And A CREMATOGASTER QUEEN!!

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Re: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings

Post: # 36849Post applepie
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:10 pm

I found a Camponotus queen on the 27th of May, and it laid eggs. I was wondering if they are still flying so I can catch more?

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antnest8
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Re: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings

Post: # 36865Post antnest8
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:59 pm

they stopped flying
keeper of
3 tetremorium queens
2 C. pennsylvanicus
1 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony
!!And A CREMATOGASTER QUEEN!!

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Re: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings

Post: # 37093Post Natev5
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:49 pm

I captured 2 Camponotus queens. The first on 5/29 and the second on 6/1. The first queen was infected with some kind of maggots but the second queen is alive and well with 7 eggs.
Keeping:
C. pennsylvanicus
Formica pallidefulva
Founding:
Tetramorium sp.
Formica social parasite
Formica subsericea
Lasius social parasite

CatsnAnts
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Re: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings

Post: # 37828Post CatsnAnts
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:11 am

Tetramorium queens are flying everywhere in Jasper, Indiana at the moment. I went out this morning at 6:00 am and caught 16 tetramorium queens, but there were loads more than that even! Keep an eye out for them!
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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Re: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings

Post: # 38603Post Natev5
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:45 pm

Found a tetramorium alate in a pool today in the Chicago suburbs. Hoping they will be flying tomorrow!
Keeping:
C. pennsylvanicus
Formica pallidefulva
Founding:
Tetramorium sp.
Formica social parasite
Formica subsericea
Lasius social parasite

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