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When does Reticulitermes flavipes fly.


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#1 Offline Virginian_ants - Posted April 14 2024 - 8:14 AM

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The title really says it all.

Thanks in advance
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#2 Offline ANTdrew - Posted April 14 2024 - 8:46 AM

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They will fly any hot humid days with light winds up through early June. Peak flights are in May in my area.
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#3 Offline Virginian_ants - Posted April 14 2024 - 8:48 AM

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I will start blacklighting soon

#4 Offline ANTdrew - Posted April 14 2024 - 8:58 AM

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They fly 10am-12pm. Don’t bother with blacklighting until night time temps are 75 and up well after sunset.
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#5 Offline Flu1d - Posted April 14 2024 - 10:33 AM

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I will start blacklighting soon


They are day flyers.

I know some Coptotermes species (not sure about other species, however.. R. flavipes and C. formosanus are the only termites I have ever caught) are night flyers, however. They are a menace at my lights when blacklighting for ants lol.

#6 Offline Virginian_ants - Posted April 22 2024 - 11:27 AM

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Thanks for the advice I hope to catch them soon. I found a dead dealate in a Aphaenogaster nest the other day no wings anywhere in sight so I think some have flown recently.



#7 Offline Nare - Posted April 23 2024 - 6:50 AM

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Thanks for the advice I hope to catch them soon. I found a dead dealate in a Aphaenogaster nest the other day no wings anywhere in sight so I think some have flown recently.

If you want to keep tabs on when they fly, I recommend checking for "termites" in your state on iNat (Observations · iNaturalist). Looks like they're already flying - using the location tag on each observation you can check where each swarm was. Best of luck!



#8 Offline Virginian_ants - Posted April 24 2024 - 10:27 AM

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Thanks I'm always forgeting about i naturalist






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