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Queen Ant Spotting/Mating Chart

anting mating queens swarming alates mating flight nuptial flight

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#1641 Offline dspdrew - Posted August 6 2022 - 1:01 PM

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  • LocationSanta Ana, CA

Species: Myrmecocystus cf. placodops, M. mexicanus, M. navajo, Pogonomymrex rugosus, Dorymyrmex bicolor.
Location: Nipton, California
Date:  7-28-2022
Time: 
Temperature:
Humidity:
Wind: None
Rain: Rain day before
Notes:

 

Species: Novomessor cockerelli, Myrmecocystus cf. placodops, M. mexicanus, M. mimicus, M. navajo, Camponotus fragilis, Pogonomymrex maricopa, P. rugosus, Aphaenogaster megommata, Pheidole xerophila, Dorymyrmex bicolor.
Location: Nipton, California
Date:  7-30-2022
Time: 
Temperature:
Humidity:
Wind: None
Rain: Rain day before
Notes:

 

Species: Novomessor cockerelli, Myrmecocystus mexicanus, M. navajo, M. mimicus, Pogonomymrex rugosus.
Location: Nipton, California
Date:  8-1-2022
Time: 
Temperature:
Humidity:
Wind: None
Rain: Recent rain
Notes:


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#1642 Offline NickAnter - Posted August 8 2022 - 5:55 PM

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  • LocationOrange County, California

Species: Lasius brevicornis, Lasius americanus, Pogonomyrmex salinus, Pogonomyrmex californicus, Solenopsis sp.
Location: Lake Crowley, CA
Date:  8-7-2022
Time: 3-8 PM
Temperature: a bit below 80
Humidity: 40%
Wind: None
Rain: Recent rain
Notes: The Pogonomyrmex flew that morning, and the Solenopsis, I don't know when.

 

Species: Solenopsis validiuscula, Dorymyrmex insanus
Location: Lake Crowley, CA
Date:  8-8-2022
Time: Scattered throughout the day
Temperature: 75
Humidity: High
Wind: Low
Rain: Today
Notes: validiuscula underneath a cone in the sand next to the lake, getting attacked by Manica.


Edited by NickAnter, August 8 2022 - 5:56 PM.

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Species being kept:

 

 Solenopsis "plebeius", Camponotus maritimus, Formica cf. subaenescens, Formica cf. aerata, Lasius cf. americanus, Lasius aphidicola, Lasius brevicornis, Lasius nr claviger, Nylanderia vividula, Temnothorax nevadensis, Temnothorax chandleri, Temnothorax arboreus Solenopsis validiuscula, Solenopsis truncorum, Solenopsis xyloni, Formica perpilosa, Formica cf. lasiodes, Formica cf. neogagates Pogonomyrmex californicus, Pogonomyrmex salinus, and Myrmecocystus testaceus!!!!

 

Hoping to find this year:

Myrmecocystus, Liometopum occidentale, Camponotus essigi, Camponotus fragilis, Manica bradleyi, Formica perpilosa, Pheidole hyatti, and a Parasitic Formica sp.

 

People are stupid. It explains a lot...






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