Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Some Ant Flight Activity
So there's a full succession of flights based on the hour of the day. Early on Nylanderia, Tapinoma, and I've found a few Myrmica (with wings) this early in the year before. As the afternoon comes and night falls Camponotus, and Lasius seem to fly next. And very late at night and probably well into the morning Tetramorium fly.
You could argue there's to much to do in the day for someone interested in ants. Thankfully I've found there is roughly a 24 hour period after a flight that queens seem to be abundant and about. Making a habit of checking under the same rocks, logs, flower pots, etc... can yield results.