Tons of ants circling one small rock. Climbing over one another.
talking with James Trager about size 9mm-10mm, color solid black, and location he seems to feel this is a male C. pennsylvanicus with some camera glare
On a gulf coast toad: http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/847476
Ants are social insects of the family Formicidae /fɔrˈmɪsɨdiː/ and, along with the related wasps and bees, belong to the order Hymenoptera. Ants evolved from wasp-like ancestors in the mid-Cretaceous period between 110 and 130 million years ago and diversified after the rise of flowering plants. More than 12,500 out of an estimated total of 22,000 species have been classified. They are easily identified by their elbowed antennae and a distinctive node-like structure that forms a slender...