Ants and Plants - Alex Wild Photography
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Ectatomma tuberculatum tending the extrafloral nectary of an Inga tree.  Many plants provide nectar to ants in exchange for protection from herbivores.

Gamboa, Panama

Ectatomma tuberculatum tending the extrafloral nectary of an Inga tree. Many plants provide nectar to ants in exchange for protection from herbivores. Gamboa, Panama

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