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Queen Ant Spotting/Mating Chart

anting mating queens swarming alates mating flight nuptial flight

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#1321 Offline Rattus - Posted May 21 2019 - 3:24 AM

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Species: Formcia cf. rufa

Location: Denmark, Nordjylland, Dall Hede.

Date: May 19th 2019.

Time: Around 15:00.

Temperature: About 17 to 20C, sunny, but only after 14:30.

Wind: ~2 m/s, SW.

Humidity: ~77%.

Rain: About two days ago.

Felt warm and humid.

 

Observed lots of newly mated queens, but no males.

 

I thought Formica tended to mate later in the year.  Interesting.

 

It depends on location, species.
https://postimg.cc/gallery/10zfr66pm/


Edited by Rattus, May 21 2019 - 3:26 AM.


#1322 Offline Aaron567 - Posted May 21 2019 - 7:07 PM

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Species: Camponotus castaneus, Colobopsis impressa, Colobopsis obliqua, Odontomachus haematodus
Location: Pensacola, Florida
Date: May 19, 2019
Time: 9:00 PM
Temperature: 78F
Humidity: 84%
Wind: 6 mph
Rain: No rain for at least 7 days prior



#1323 Offline Martialis - Posted May 24 2019 - 1:12 PM

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Species: Formcia cf. rufa
Location: Denmark, Nordjylland, Dall Hede.
Date: May 19th 2019.
Time: Around 15:00.
Temperature: About 17 to 20C, sunny, but only after 14:30.
Wind: ~2 m/s, SW.
Humidity: ~77%.
Rain: About two days ago.
Felt warm and humid.

Observed lots of newly mated queens, but no males.


I thought Formica tended to mate later in the year. Interesting.
It depends on location, species.
https://postimg.cc/gallery/10zfr66pm/

Well, yeah. But the genus does tend to fly in the summer.

Anyways, another tiny little ant queen. Probably Nylanderia, although it could be Tapinoma.
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#1324 Offline Barristan - Posted May 25 2019 - 1:28 AM

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Well, yeah. But the genus does tend to fly in the summer.

 
That also depends on the location. Here in Germany parasitic Formica fly quite early in the year (April, May) and Serviformica like Formica fusca fly during the summer (June to August).

Edited by Barristan, May 25 2019 - 1:29 AM.






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