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Ectatomma tuberculatum tending extrafloral nectaries on an Inga tree.  Many plants provide nectar to ants in exchange for protection from herbivores.

Gamboa, Panama

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

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