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#1 Offline CloudtheDinosaurKing - Posted October 23 2018 - 5:35 AM

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Here's a place for everyone in South Carolina to post any ant species they are finding in South Carolina lately. I have been seeing a lot of Prenolepis imparis lately. Also I think I saw a Trachymyrmex septentrionalis nest on the side of the road while I was out riding my bike, which is a shame because if I could have stopped, I would have an awesome species that I really want to collect. Let me know what ants you are seeing. I am on the lookout for Trachymyrmex septentrionalisCamponotus americanus and socius, and Pogonomyrmex badius.


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#2 Offline CloudtheDinosaurKing - Posted November 2 2018 - 5:37 AM

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There was a nuptial flight of two species of Lasius last night. I found one queen of each species, the smaller of which ended up dying. I'm surprised as I haven't seen any Lasius here before, I've only seen them in North Carolina and Michigan. I think that the smaller queen was a social parasite so she probably would have died anyway since I haven't seen any workers of any species around. As I haven't looked too close at the larger queen, It is possible that she is a Prenolepis imparis queen, but I doubt it as it is too early for them, but then again, I have seen Crematogaster ashmeadi fly in June, several months before their flights, so it is possible that it was an early flight, I'll just have too look at her closer I guess.

 

*Update* The smaller queen was a Lasius claviger and the larger queen was Lasius neoniger.


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#3 Offline PurdueEntomology - Posted November 2 2018 - 11:11 PM

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Have you found any Proceratium spp?



#4 Offline CloudtheDinosaurKing - Posted November 3 2018 - 2:07 PM

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Have you found any Proceratium spp?

No, but I've been on the lookout for them.


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#5 Offline CloudtheDinosaurKing - Posted November 6 2018 - 3:55 PM

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Crematogaster lineolata is flying tonight! I saw some alate females earlier testing out their wings under the watch of their sisters and I saw some males running in and out of another nest at the park today. So far I've only seen one male a my porch light, but I have a feeling the female are coming. Be on the lookout for them tonight!


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#6 Offline CloudtheDinosaurKing - Posted November 7 2018 - 7:15 PM

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I finally managed to catch a Cremaogaster lineolata queen that was resting on my porch this afternoon. I'm nearly certain she is fertile as a male approached her and she tried to bite him and started to chase him away. She's a feisty one! Some more Lasius are having their nuptial flights as well. They and some Crematogaster males were swarming all over my moms car that was parked under a light in a parking lot. My mom and sister were terrified of them while I casually collected some in my aspirator. One male actually stuck on the car the whole drive home! Brachymyrmex patagonicus is also flying.


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#7 Offline CloudtheDinosaurKing - Posted November 8 2018 - 5:12 PM

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Cematogaster are still flying. This is the third time I have seen them have their nuptial flights this year, I saw them once in June, again in August, and now again in November! A male actually ended up on my kitchen table somehow.


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