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Crematogaster carinata

Crematogaster carinata

A tropical acrobat ant approaches an aphid. Ants and aphids are often associated in a symbiotic relationship where the aphid provides excess honeydew to the ants in exchange for protection from predators. Puerto Maldonado, Tambopata, Peru.

MyrmicinaeFormicidaeSymbiosismutualismaphidsaphididaeCrematogaster

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