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Ants & aphids


Is this what they call "ant mutualism"? These ants were tending to the aphids on the new shoot of the lime tree. Note there is a dent on the gaster of one of the ants. Also, besides the brown aphids, there were black ones too.


Related spotting: A video on the jerking black aphids:

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starleaf 9 years ago

Thanks for your nice comments. LOL - the ant did look as if it was making a head count....

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

The video was a great addition!

alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Nice Video, almost looked like the Ant was counting the aphids or encouraging them. Good work!

starleaf 9 years ago

And thank you too for your comments.

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago

Very nice series, and thanks for video, ,

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Spotted on Mar 14, 2012
Submitted on Mar 14, 2012


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