Emoji Ants Rated by an Entomolgist

This tumblr post, where an entomologist rates emoji ants, really made my day.

I’m not even using hyperbole. It’s so lovely and an example of the innocent whimsy we all need more of in our lives.


This ant… makes me sad. All of her legs are broken. The MS Paint art style and gradient abuse convey distress. She has a duck beak. Despite this, her expression suggests perseverance and determined cheerfulness. I want this ant to have a better life. I am rooting for her. 310


This ant is a bold and challenging mixture of photorealism and caricature. She is broad and low-built and seems very sturdy. She looks like she would help you move. This ant is a dependable friend. 910

#whimsy #tumblr