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Thursday 6 August 2009

Black Flying Ant Day in Derby

Yesterday afternon (August 5th) was Black Flying Ant Day in Derby. See my photograph here of one that landed on my bin.

It may be something that you remember from your childhood, I personally remember this back in 1976 when you used to get long hot summers (remember those !).

I'm sure you have all seen this day when Swarms of Black flying Ants (Latin name : Lasius niger), unfurl their wings and take to the skies in an annual mating ritual.

I used to have a web page that had a record of past events...
In Derby Black flying Ant day happened on Tuesday 14th August 2001.
In Derby Black flying Ant day happened on Wednesday 9th July 2003.

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