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Termite Nuptial Flight Spotting/Mating Chart

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#1 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted January 4 2018 - 12:29 PM

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NOTE: This is sort of a spinoff of Drew's ant mating flight chart. Feel free to submit information on termite flight times and dates.

 

 

JANUARY: Coptotermes formosanus (Hawaii),  Coptotermes gestroi (Hawaii), Cryptotermes sp. (Hawaii), Reticulitermes hesperus (Western US)

FEBRUARY: Coptotermes formosanus (Hawaii), Coptotermes gestroi (Hawaii), Cryptotermes sp. (Hawaii)

MARCH: Coptotermes formosanus (Hawaii), Coptotermes gestroi (Hawaii), Cryptotermes sp. (Hawaii)

APRIL: Coptotermes formosanus (Hawaii), Coptotermes gestroi (Hawaii), Cryptotermes sp. (Hawaii), Zootermopsis sp.

MAY: Coptotermes formosanus (Hawaii), Coptotermes gestroi (Hawaii), Cryptotermes sp. (Hawaii), Reticulitermes flavipes (Eastern US), Zootermopsis sp.

 

JUNE: Coptotermes formosanus (Hawaii), Coptotermes gestroi (Hawaii), Cryptotermes sp. (Hawaii), Reticulitermes flavipes (Eastern US), Zootermopsis sp.

JULY: Incisitermes minor (Southern California), Zootermopsis sp. (Western US)

AUGUST: Incisitermes minor (Southern California), Zootermopsis sp. (Western US)

SEPTEMBER: Incisitermes minor (Southern California), Zootermopsis sp. (Western US)

OCTOBER: Reticulitermes hesperus (Washington)

NOVEMBER: Reticulitermes hesperus (Washington)

DECEMBER: Coptotermes formosanus (Hawaii), Coptotermes gestroi (Hawaii), Reticulitermes hesperus (Western US)

 

INDOOR OFF-SEASON: Coptotermes gestroi (Hawaii), Cryptotermes sp. (Hawaii), Incisitermes minor (Western US)

 

YEAR ROUND: Zootermopsis angusticollis (California), Coptotermes gestroi (Hawaii)


Edited by Connectimyrmex, May 8 2018 - 3:57 AM.

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#2 Offline Vendayn - Posted January 4 2018 - 9:43 PM

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JulyIncisitermes minor (Southern California)
AugustIncisitermes minor (Southern California) (note: their peak month of flight)

September: Incisitermes minor (Southern California)



#3 Offline Ant Broski - Posted January 4 2018 - 11:16 PM

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What about the northwest ;(

#4 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted January 5 2018 - 9:06 AM

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JulyIncisitermes minor (Southern California)
AugustIncisitermes minor (Southern California) (note: their peak month of flight)

September: Incisitermes minor (Southern California)

Thanks for the submission :D

 

What about the northwest ;(

I don't really have any information from there, do you know any termite flight dates from the NW US?


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#5 Offline VenomousBeast - Posted April 27 2018 - 6:16 AM

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I've got some news about Reticulitermes flavipes in Eastern United States. At least in Northern Virginia, Alates are awaiting to fly (probably tomorrow). Today it just rained and tomorrow is going to be a high of 70 with little to no wind. I also checked a termite colony and thousands of alates are forming and starting to surface. So to those who live in Virginia or in areas near here, get your test tubes ready! 


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Camponotus noveboracensis-1

Temnothorax curvispinosus-2

Stigmatomma Pallipes supercolony-1

Aphenogaster fulva-7

Monomorium minimum-1

Tetramorium sp. e-1

Prenolepsis imparis-1

Reticulitermes flavipes (termites)-3

and some other stuff I'm still identifying

 
 
 

 


#6 Offline Ant Broski - Posted April 27 2018 - 8:55 AM

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JulyIncisitermes minor (Southern California)AugustIncisitermes minor (Southern California) (note: their peak month of flight)
September: Incisitermes minor (Southern California)

Thanks for the submission :D
 

What about the northwest ;(

I don't really have any information from there, do you know any termite flight dates from the NW US?
I couldn’t find any nuptial flight information, but I know Washington has Zootermopsis angusticollis, Reticulotermes hesperus, and a type of dry wood termite species.

#7 Offline LC3 - Posted April 27 2018 - 1:06 PM

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Washington state has the subterranean termites: Reticulitermes hesperus along the coast and probably the western portion of the state and R. tibialis which is probably found in the east. It wouldn't surprise me if R. flavipes was also found in the east.

In regards to the dampwood termites there are two species: Zootermopsis angusticollis along the coast and Z. nevadensis (ssp nuttingi) being present throughout the entire state.

The drywood termites, Incisitermes minor and Cryptotermes brevis although not native can be easily imported here accidentally. To my knowledge these are the only two drywood species here.

R. hesperus swarms during the winter ( Mainly during October and November till January) down in Southern California, usually after rain. However I think the northern populations including that of the North West fly during the spring and when there is no rain. So around March and April.
R. flavipes flies during the spring to early summer, around April till June.
I'm not sure when R. tibialis flies, I think it might be during late summer around August but I really have no clue.

Z. angusticollis tends to swarm all year, round, as long as it's a very warm and humid evening. However the vast majority of flights occur in August, September and October. (Which I have accumulated around 38 sightings from places online). Likewise they don't seem to swarm during December to March.

The records I can find of Z. nevadensis tends to be way more sporadic and possibly they have been lumped with the more iconic Z. angusticollis. They seem to fly in early summer (April and June) or during the fall around September. The conditions are probably similar to Z. angusticollis in regards for initiating a swarm.

I. minor and C. brevis are not native here, they might not even swarm as a result.

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#8 Offline CNewton - Posted May 4 2018 - 4:38 AM

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I'd like to hunt termites. According to this website, www.termite.com/termites/termites-new-york.html , My actual town is listed as an area of high risk. Subterranean termites fly in spring? With it being so cool, will it be more late spring to early summer?



#9 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted May 8 2018 - 3:49 AM

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Reticulitermes flavipes flew the day before yesterday in Connecticut!

Also, thanks for all the info!!

 

@Newton, termites fly in early-mid spring.


Edited by Connectimyrmex, May 8 2018 - 3:49 AM.

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Plagiolepis Alluaudi
Anoplolepis Gracilipes
Technomyrmex Difficilis
Pheidole Megacephala
Aholehole fish
Cowrie snail
Sea Fan Worm
100+ sea squirts
Tree seedlings
Ghost Crab
Day Gecko
Small Fat Centipede
Endemic Lacewing larva
Vernal Pool shrimps

#10 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted May 8 2018 - 3:57 AM

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I edited it a bit.


Hawaiiant (Ben)

Keeper of
Miniature Labradoodle
Baby Wolf Spider
Mud Dauber wasp larvae
Ochetellus Glaber
Solenopsis Geminata
Brachymyrmex Obscurior
Cardiocondyla Emeryi
Tetramorium Bicarinatum
Plagiolepis Alluaudi
Anoplolepis Gracilipes
Technomyrmex Difficilis
Pheidole Megacephala
Aholehole fish
Cowrie snail
Sea Fan Worm
100+ sea squirts
Tree seedlings
Ghost Crab
Day Gecko
Small Fat Centipede
Endemic Lacewing larva
Vernal Pool shrimps





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