Ants and Aphids

Ants and Aphids by ShaftInAction
Ants and Aphids, a photo by ShaftInAction on Flickr.

Aphids exude a sweet liquid which is a good food source for the ants, who look after the aphids and ‘milk’ them with their antennae to get the honeydew. The ants protect the aphids from other predators, and will even herd them around, moving them from one colony to another.

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~ by shaftinactionn on September 7, 2011.

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