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Lanternflies feed on tree/plant sap and discard the excess which is a complex mixture of nutrients. Making the most of that, Ants attend to such aphids in order to absorb the nutrients from its secretions. Spotted a number of Lanternflies on a tree along with a trail of ants.
Rainforest and Evergreen forest of Agumbe which is a part of the Western Ghats. It is also recognized as one of the world’s eight hottest hotspots' of biological diversity, inscribed in the UNESCO World Natural Heritage sites list in July 2012
A great axample of symbiotic relationship between Ants and Aphids.