It’s a balmy 75º here in Champaign-Urbana, the warmest day this year. The winged Prenolepis reproductives that have been waiting patiently for spring have decided today is the day, and all over town the little ants are erupting from their underground empires to mingle and mate. Our front yard has become an ant orgy! Here are a few pics:

Prenolepis imparis

Prenolepis imparis

Prenolepis imparis