Winter descends again on Illinois, bringing insect season to a close. Time to head for the tropics!
Mrs. Myrmecos and I will be spending much of December in Australia, visiting her family and photographing the continent’s bizarre ants. In particular, I’m hoping to capture images of weaver ants weaving- a behavior that has thus far eluded me. Apparently I’ve been visiting the old world tropics at the wrong time of year, when conditions are too cool for optimal nest-building.
I might try to blog a bit here and there, but mostly I’ll be taking time off. The Monday Mystery will resume in January.