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When do Solenopsis invicta fly in Middle Tennessee?


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#1 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted January 10 2019 - 7:49 AM

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I would like to know when invicta and xyloni fly here.

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#2 Offline FeedTheAnts - Posted January 10 2019 - 11:48 AM

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I don't know about invicta, but I see Solenopsis richeri starting to fly in May. It would probably be the same for Solenopsis invicta.


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#3 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted January 11 2019 - 7:58 AM

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Thanks! You live in Middle Tennessee as well?

#4 Offline Mdrogun - Posted January 12 2019 - 5:42 PM

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Thanks! You live in Middle Tennessee as well?

Tennessee is such a thin state it probably wouldn't matter very much if he isn't in central Tennesse. 

 

If you're looking to catch Solenopsis invicta I would suggest asking why they fly instead of when. Environmental conditions from year-year, especially recently thanks to global warming, are not consistent. All ants have some kind of cues as to when their nuptial flights should occur. If those cues are fulfilled, and a colony has alates, they will take to the wing.

 

Solenopsis invicta usually fly on sunny days following rain, when the temperature is at or above 74 degrees Fahrenheit.

 

Hope this helps!


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