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Treehopper (<em>Publilia concava</em>) and ant
Christine Hanrahan

Treehopper (Publilia concava) and ant

Central Experimental Farm. The ant is prodding the treehopper to get it to produce honeydew, which the ants love. In return, they protect the treehopper from predators.


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Margot W13-Sep-2009 00:58
I thought they might be enemies. How interesting these insects are.
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