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Utah Ants, Keepers, Flights, and other Resources

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#61 Offline UtahAnts - Posted May 15 2022 - 8:18 PM

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When is the next prenuptial flight? For Utah county.


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Nuptial flights in Utah county seemed to have been messed up this year. Usually Camponotus vicinus would have flown weeks ago, but I have yet to see a single queen. I would recommend looking for a nuptial flight during a hot, humid day during the next two weeks; you're bound to find something as soon as the weather consistently stays above 80 in the evenings.

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#62 Offline Loljayman - Posted May 15 2022 - 8:19 PM

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When is the next prenuptial flight? For Utah county.


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Nuptial flights in Utah county seemed to have been messed up this year. Usually Camponotus vicinus would have flown weeks ago, but I have yet to see a single queen. I would recommend looking for a nuptial flight during a hot, humid day during the next two weeks; you're bound to find something as soon as the weather consistently stays above 80 in the evenings.



I found a queen earlier today but I don’t know if she’s mated. I don’t know the species


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#63 Offline UtahAnts - Posted May 15 2022 - 8:22 PM

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Could you post an image of the queen? Just use the "more reply options" button and attach an image file to your post.


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#64 Offline Loljayman - Posted May 15 2022 - 8:50 PM

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No because I don’t have the full version of my account. It won’t let me post a picture until I pay


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#65 Offline ANTdrew - Posted May 16 2022 - 11:08 AM

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No because I don’t have the full version of my account. It won’t let me post a picture until I pay
You don’t have to pay anything to post pictures.

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You don’t have to pay anything to post pictures.

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#66 Offline United-Ants - Posted May 17 2022 - 9:42 AM

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Parasitic Formica queen today in my front yard  temp 73 degrees 


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#67 Offline UtahAnts - Posted May 18 2022 - 1:34 PM

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Found a dozen Camponotus vicinus queens last night after the small rainstorm in the afternoon in Utah Valley

9:30-10 pm on a forested trail

Weather: 68 degrees, 3 mph wind, 30% humidity

 

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#68 Offline cabalxxvi - Posted May 21 2022 - 3:55 PM

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I am rather new the ant keeping world and have been keeping an eye out for a nuptial flight in Uintah County, but I haven't seen anything at all yet. Just some tetramorium immigrans building up their nests from already established colonies through my area, but no queens as of yet. Will keep updated for anyone in Eastern Utah.


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#69 Offline UTants - Posted May 26 2022 - 6:50 PM

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I just found a camponotus queen. I'm not sure what particular species she is, I'm guessing Pennsylvanicus maybe?
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#70 Offline UtahAnts - Posted May 27 2022 - 10:21 AM

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Nice! If you post images we may be able to help ID your queen for certain

 

Edit: Saw your pictures, looks like Camponotus herculeanus or modoc


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#71 Offline UtahAnts - Posted May 28 2022 - 4:03 PM

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While backpacking yesterday (from 6 to 10 pm with minimal wind), I found several dealate Camponotus spp. and a formica subsericea queen all on the trail.
 
Species: One C. hyatti, a couple C. novaeboracensis and many C. modoc or something similar (see the images below). 
 
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#72 Offline United-Ants - Posted May 29 2022 - 3:25 PM

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Formica fusca or a nother sp flight in marysvall canyon time 2.30pm
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#73 Offline FloridaAnts - Posted May 30 2022 - 11:50 AM

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When is the next prenuptial flight? For Utah county.
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Nuptial flights in Utah county seemed to have been messed up this year. Usually Camponotus vicinus would have flown weeks ago, but I have yet to see a single queen. I would recommend looking for a nuptial flight during a hot, humid day during the next two weeks; you're bound to find something as soon as the weather consistently stays above 80 in the evenings.

Sounds like Florida right now. We had one heavy rain in April. We are finally getting rain, so some species are flying a little late.
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#74 Offline United-Ants - Posted June 6 2022 - 9:18 AM

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Tetramorium immigrans are starting to fly 


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#75 Offline UtahAnts - Posted June 7 2022 - 3:47 PM

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I hiked up Rock Canyon in Provo Utah yesterday. Species found listed below. In a pine forested area to the left of the trail, I found a large population of cryptic yellow Lasius. The ants were smaller then some other parasitic Lasius cryptics I've seen, and some colonies were farming root aphids. One colony even had some large alate larvae, which hopefully means the queens will be out in a month or two.

 

I also found several large colonies of a genus I had never seen before, they seemed to be partially arbroreal. Colonies were territtorial and workers were very polymorphic. Workers were about 3-6 mm long. I'm guessing Liometupum sp. but it's just a shot in the dark. Does anyone know what these are? See gif and corresponding images.

 

Aphaenogaster occidentalis

Tapinoma sp.

Solenopsis molesta

Monomorium minimum

Tetramorium immigrans

Crematogaster sp.

Camponotus vicinus

Camponotus hyatti

Liometopum?

Formica spp.

 

 

Liometopum?

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#76 Offline United-Ants - Posted June 8 2022 - 3:58 PM

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The top ants are Liometopum locusum workers
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#77 Offline United-Ants - Posted June 9 2022 - 6:54 AM

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Teteramorum immigrans flight today

#78 Offline UtahAnts - Posted June 9 2022 - 10:42 AM

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I saw tetramorium as well in Provo. Also found Formica, Camponotus and Lasius queens up nearby canyons.


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#79 Offline United-Ants - Posted June 21 2022 - 10:56 AM

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Formica montana are starting to fly

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#80 Offline United-Ants - Posted June 24 2022 - 6:10 AM

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Myrmecocystus sp migh fly where I live





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