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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.

0    Literature Records: 6


Edited by Nathant2131, October 4 2017 - 12:04 PM.


#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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#9 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted December 16 2018 - 8:26 AM

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Cool!!!! Just need to know where to look now...
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#10 Offline Major - Posted December 30 2018 - 1:30 PM

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Blacklighting near forests in the end of June is the best way to find them.
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#11 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted December 30 2018 - 3:36 PM

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I live in the forest. So that should be easy!
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