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Ants and Aphids


Aphids are plant lice. They are sap sucking insects and one of the most destructive pest species. While they feed on plants, they release a sweet liquid called honeydew, which attracts ants. In return, ants form a Mutualistic relationship with aphids and protect them from predators like spiders and other insects.

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Karnataka, India

Lat: 13.36, Long: 75.51

Spotted on Dec 2, 2010
Submitted on Aug 14, 2013

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