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Queen Ant Spotting/Mating Chart

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#1 Offline dspdrew - Posted December 17 2013 - 12:41 PM

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This chart shows different species of ants and when their queens have been spotted or they have been reported to have had a mating flight. It also has links to each of the species' pages (if they have one) on AntWeb.org, AntWiki.org, BugGuide.net, and AlexanderWild.com. If you have viewed this thread before, you may need to clear your cache in order to see updates done to this chart.

 

The chart can also be accessed directly by going to the URL below, or downloading the attached Excel spreadsheet.

 

http://formiculture.com/ant-mating-chart.htm.

http://formiculture.com/ant-mating-chart-north-america.htm.

The information in this chart has been collected from various websites, with the majority of it coming from:

http://antfarm.yuku.com/topic/6908
http://ameisenforum.de/schwarmflug.php

Keep posting your observations, and I will try to keep it as updated as possible.


Ant Mating Chart (Global)





Ant Mating Chart (North America)




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Edited by dspdrew, February 18 2017 - 11:19 PM.

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#2 Offline MrILoveTheAnts - Posted December 21 2013 - 7:18 AM

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I have to say I love how this chart has evolved over the past few days. Good job.


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#3 Offline dspdrew - Posted December 22 2013 - 4:15 PM

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This is one of the most tedious things I've worked on in a while. I think it will be worth it though. BTW, I just now finished adding all of the German mating flight chart data to it also.


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#4 Online nurbs - Posted January 13 2014 - 1:35 AM

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This chart is awesome Drew. Thanks for doing it.



#5 Offline Chinese juvenile - Posted January 14 2014 - 4:44 AM

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This is one of the most tedious things I've worked on in a while. I think it will be worth it though. BTW, I just now finished adding all of the German mating flight chart data to it also.

Ants can let them do artificial mating



#6 Offline dspdrew - Posted February 12 2014 - 7:50 AM

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Today I saw what looks like Tapinoma sessile males flying around in my apartment.


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#7 Offline dspdrew - Posted February 17 2014 - 5:02 PM

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According to some recent online posts, supposedly Dorymyrmex insanus flew in Hollister, California on 2-16-2014.



#8 Offline dspdrew - Posted March 6 2014 - 6:22 AM

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Dorymyrmex insanus flew at O'Neill Regional Park in Orange County, California yesterday March 5th 2014.

 

I got me 13 queens. :)

 

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#9 Offline dspdrew - Posted March 19 2014 - 11:50 AM

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Camponotus semitestaceus had some small mating flights in Pinyon Pines, California, on the desert side of the San Jacinto Mountains, Sunday, March 16th.



#10 Offline Matt - Posted March 21 2014 - 4:09 PM

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In the chart, Camponotus ligniperdus and ligniperda are listed as two different species, but ligniperda is in fact synonym of ligniperdus.  ;)


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#11 Offline jimbodw07 - Posted March 28 2014 - 11:04 PM

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Huh, right on time with the Messor pergandei mating flight. Between this week and last week, I've been noticing a lot of small cluastral chambers with Messor pergandei queens inside them.


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#12 Offline dspdrew - Posted March 28 2014 - 11:32 PM

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Huh, right on time with the Messor pergandei mating flight. Between this week and last week, I've been noticing a lot of small cluastral chambers with Messor pergandei queens inside them.

Awesome, I'm heading to the desert tomorrow too, so maybe I'll find some. Welcome back BTW, I hope to hear how your Pogos and honeypot ants have been doing.



#13 Offline jimbodw07 - Posted March 30 2014 - 1:26 AM

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Hey thanks a lot. Damn, I just read this post. I still have to work on the Pogonomyrmex and honey pot ant journals hehe.

Aside from that, let me know if you are planning a trip up here agian in the desert.


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#14 Offline dspdrew - Posted April 12 2014 - 10:29 AM

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David Gaban from the Ants California Facebook group says Pogonomyrmex subdentatus flew from 3/13 to 3/14 near Hollister, California.



#15 Offline dspdrew - Posted May 4 2014 - 7:20 AM

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Camponotus vicinus, Camponotus Laevigatus, and one other large, orange and black, ground-nesting Camponotus sp. had some pretty large nuptial flights in the higher elevation mountains of Southern CA Saturday night. The temperatures were in the high 50's when this happened. Liometopum luctuosum had a small flight too it looks like.



#16 Offline Mercutia - Posted May 20 2014 - 7:42 PM

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Lasius umbratus flew in May for NE.



#17 Offline Lieutenant Redundant - Posted May 21 2014 - 12:15 PM

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Had a flight of Forelius pruinosus (High Noon Ant) in May here in Orlando, FL.

 

Woot!  My first queen of the season!



#18 Offline Crystals - Posted May 22 2014 - 5:53 AM

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Camponontus herculeanus were flying by the hundreds yesterday (May 21) in Athabasca, Alberta. 

Started flying around 3pm and going until 9pm.  25C and some clouds.


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#19 Offline dspdrew - Posted May 26 2014 - 12:17 AM

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Pogonomyrmex californicus (desert bicolor variety) were flying in Palmdale, California today around 4:00 pm. This was after a large thunderstorm blew through there two days ago dumping an inch of rain in 30 minutes. I've wanted a colony of these for the longest time, and I knew they had to be flying there today after it warmed up almost 20 degrees. Sure enough, when we stopped along the side of the road at some random wash in the middle of nowhere, not 10 seconds went by before I saw the first alate land. Needless to say, I picked me up a bunch, 33 to be exact. :D

 

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#20 Offline LAnt - Posted May 26 2014 - 8:14 AM

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Going to continue your journal now?


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