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  • Location: Sth Staffs/Shrops 105m/345' & NW Snowdonia 219m/719'
  • Location: Sth Staffs/Shrops 105m/345' & NW Snowdonia 219m/719'

    It happens every year. Swarms and swarms of flying ants are on the wing. Started here just a few minutes ago. It must be some combination of temperature, humidity, breeding cycle or whatever. Someone will no doubt explain. Incidently its warm and muggy here with weak sunshine and no real breeze to speak of.

    I hope I've got plenty of water in my windscreen washer for the journey home.

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  • Location: Redhill, Surrey
  • Location: Redhill, Surrey

    Horrid things flying ants.

    A friend of mine, last week saying there was swarms of them around her house, yet I am no more than a hundred yards up the road, yet I have not seen one!

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  • Location: Portland, Dorset
  • Weather Preferences: Mixed winters and springs, thundery summers and meditteranean autumns
  • Location: Portland, Dorset

    I always associate flying ants with my sister's birthday- August 5th.

    Looks like they've arrived four days early this year!

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  • Location: Warminster, Wiltshire
  • Location: Warminster, Wiltshire

    The ants are yet to fly on my side of Westbury, however they flew 2 weeks ago on the other side of town - I was there :) .

    They may have flown last evening had it not been threatening to rain.

    Perhaps this evening? It's certainly very warm, but not the usual humidity I would associate with them flying.

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  • Location: Larbert
  • Location: Larbert

    They do! My grandmother told me that when i was little. She also said if i didn't stop sucking my thumb, it'd fall off :) Perhaps she's wrong then..

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  • Location: Warminster, Wiltshire
  • Location: Warminster, Wiltshire

    The ants finally flew this afternoon providing an initially confused young robin with a veritable feast :) . Tried to get a pic but he flew away, so Adi's masterpiece is safe :) .

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