Wednesday, 5 August 2009


A hot muggy day in summer can only mean the annual swarming of black ants, with the queens and smaller males taking to the wing to mate before the queens form new colonies:

Unfortunately, some are destined to end up in a spiders web:

And it's not a good time for my wife, who has Myrmecophobia,a fear ants which isn't a problem unless they swarm - like today.

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