A winter ant gathers honeydew from the surface of a leaf in the forest understory. High Falls State Park, Georgia, USA.
Prenolepis imparis winter ants mate at midday on the first warm days of spring. Urbana, Illinois, USA.
Prenolepis imparis, portrait of a worker ant.
Savoy, Illinois, USA
Prenolepis imparis gathering nectar.
Champaign, Illinois, USA
Deep inside a nest of Prenolepis imparis, young worker ants are swollen with liquid food. These replete ants act as living storage containers and allow the colonies to persist through dearth periods.
Huachuca Mountains, Arizona, USA
A pair of Prenolepis imparis workers tend a scale insect for honeydew.
Del Puerto Canyon, California, USA
Davis, California, USA