The polls are now open for you to vote on your favorite common name for the common ant, Forelius pruinosus!

Back in February, we made an open call for suggestions – recall, that Dr. Eleanor found it unacceptable that this charismatic, common ant did not have a snazzy common name to go with its big personality.

Readers, museum visitors, tweeps, elementary school students – SO MANY OF YOU – responded with SO MANY great ideas — 185 of them, in fact! We compiled your unique suggestions along with your reasoning for the suggested common names and shared the whole  list with our team of ant specialists and scientists all around the US.

After much deliberation, we came up with a list of the top four candidate common names. So now it’s your turn to weigh in again!

Visit our special Voting Page and select your favorite – Keep in mind you only get to select one option per IP address so choose carefully!

The polls close at the stroke of midnight on the evening of April 30, 2013. Don’t delay, VOTE TODAY!