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It may not be the first ant mating as such, but it is the very first this year from our local; and by local I mean within yards (metres) from our front door. Not that I have seen any other nuptial flights yet from other nests, but this Lasius niger nest was pouring out winged males and females for almost 4 solid hours this afternoon, as the warm July sun heated up the footpath near our home.
Jen takes better photos than I do, so I apologize for them not being fantastic, but as Jen was at work I just didn't want to pass up the opportunity to get these shots So here you have it, my first ant mating flight of 2010