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Do Colobopsis live in Illinois?

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#1 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted September 30 2017 - 4:24 PM

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So earlier I was reading a Colobopsis journal ( http://www.formicult...-first-nanitic/) and became very interested in this genus. I looked to see if they live in Illinois, but I couldn't find the answer. If someone knows if Colobopsis live in Illinois, please tell me. Thanks!



#2 Offline Spamdy - Posted September 30 2017 - 4:28 PM

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A quick search on Antmaps will give you the answer, both Colobopsis impressa and Colobopsis mississippiensis are native to Illinois, though the flights are over by now.


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#3 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted October 3 2017 - 1:19 PM

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A quick search on Antmaps will give you the answer, both Colobopsis impressa and Colobopsis mississippiensis are native to Illinois, though the flights are over by now.

 

Thanks!  Are they easy to find and raise?



#4 Offline Mdrogun - Posted October 3 2017 - 6:04 PM

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A quick search on Antmaps will give you the answer, both Colobopsis impressa and Colobopsis mississippiensis are native to Illinois, though the flights are over by now.

 

Thanks!  Are they easy to find and raise?

 

Fellow Illinoisian. There aren't any actual records of Colobopsis in our state, just records from states with a similar climate near us. They are probably extremely rare, and I for sure have never found any. Besides their rarity, they are difficult to raise. I know someone in Florida who caught a bunch of Colobopsis queens. Only two were successful.


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#5 Offline BMM - Posted October 4 2017 - 11:44 AM

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I'm in eastern Missouri and I caught one at the end of June. She was sitting on a car that was parked under a streetlight. She took a long time to lay any eggs, about two months, but she's got her first workers now.



#6 Offline Nathant2131 - Posted October 4 2017 - 12:03 PM

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A quick search on Antmaps will give you the answer, both Colobopsis impressa and Colobopsis mississippiensis are native to Illinois, though the flights are over by now.

 

Thanks!  Are they easy to find and raise?

 

Fellow Illinoisian. There aren't any actual records of Colobopsis in our state, just records from states with a similar climate near us. They are probably extremely rare, and I for sure have never found any. Besides their rarity, they are difficult to raise. I know someone in Florida who caught a bunch of Colobopsis queens. Only two were successful.

 

antmaps.org's database relies on reliable museam and literature records, so I'm pretty sure there are records for the genus in the state.

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#7 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted December 14 2018 - 9:19 PM

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Are they in Tennessee?

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#8 Offline CloudtheDinosaurKing - Posted December 14 2018 - 10:21 PM

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Are they in Tennessee?

Yes, three species, C. impressa, C. mississippiensis, and C. obliqua, and possibly C. pylartes as they have been seen in neighboring states.


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  • Camponotus snellingi; 2 queens
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  • Colobopsis obliqua; queenless, >25 workers
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#9 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted December 16 2018 - 8:26 AM

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Brachyponera chinesis

 

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Camponotus chromaiodes

 

Crematogaster ashmeadi

 

 

 

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#10 Offline Major - Posted December 30 2018 - 1:30 PM

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#11 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted December 30 2018 - 3:36 PM

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Brachyponera chinesis

 

Camponotus subbarbatus

 

Camponotus chromaiodes

 

Crematogaster ashmeadi

 

 

 

Ants I've found (in TN) : Aphaenogaster rudis, Aphaenogaster tenneseenis, Brahcyponera chinesis, Camponotus subbarbatus, Camponotus chromaiodes, Camponotus pennsylvanicus, Camponotus snellingi, Crematogaster ashmeadi, Crematogaster lineolata, Crematogaster cerasi, all Temnothorax spp., Solenopsis invicta, Solenopsis xyloni, Stigmatomma pallipes, all Strumigenys spp.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


#12 Offline James C. Trager - Posted February 10 2019 - 10:47 AM

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Near St. Louis, MO, I have had C. impressa & C. mississippiensis arrive at blacklight and sheet on a calm humid night in late June, after 10p.m. They nest in hollow-stemmed shrubs and up in trees in moist to wet forests and swamps. It's probably easier to collect them by cracking twigs than to catch queens and rear them. C. mississippiensis seems to really like ash trees (Fraxinus spp.).



#13 Offline 123LordOfAnts123 - Posted February 10 2019 - 4:38 PM

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As Trager stated yearling colonies are fairly easy to come by in a variety of dead plant material. In Florida I’ve had good luck finding them in dead hollowed out portions of beauty berry and smilax.

They’re regular visitors to lights at night, though the queens often hold on to their wings for quite awhile and will fly despite being mated. Only one in several queens may adapt to a regular test tube, but I’ve had a good success rate using small diameter glass tubes with an inner diameter of 3-5mm. Founding queens need regular hydration by moistening the cotton in such a setup since these tubes are normally open ended on both sides. Once they have workers they can survive in very dry nest conditions so long as they have a constant water source to visit.

Colonies are apparently short lived - with colonies not much more than 100 ants that quickly produce alates - perhaps unsurprisingly so considering their choice of nest sites.

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