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Northern Illinois 5/12/2022


Best Answer Aquaexploder , May 12 2022 - 1:17 PM

Camponotus drone Go to the full post


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#1 Offline skink007 - Posted May 12 2022 - 1:12 PM

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Long time, first time.

 

1. Location (on a map) of collection: Northern Illinois
2. Date of collection: 5/10/2022
3. Habitat of collection: Suburban backyard, at blacklight
4. Length (from head to gaster): 11-12mm
5. Color, hue, pattern and texture: Black, brown or red tips of legs
6. Distinguishing characteristics: 
7. Distinguishing behavior: Collected at blacklight around midnight
8. Nest description: 

9. Nuptial flight time and date: Midnight 5/10. Was 80F, around 70% humidity. Saw 2 queens and 6 or so drones.
 

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#2 Offline Aquaexploder - Posted May 12 2022 - 1:17 PM   Best Answer

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#3 Offline T.C. - Posted May 12 2022 - 8:14 PM

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You don't live far from me and I have yet to see a single flight even thought it was 90 something degrees today.



#4 Offline skink007 - Posted May 13 2022 - 6:58 AM

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It’s also been fairly dry since the heat has come. I caught 10 p. Imparis queens as they were flying last month and seen a few male alates of some other species. Hoping for rain this weekend to kick some off.




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