Ants of the North American Deserts - Alex Wild Photography
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Forelius mccooki workers taking nectar from a Cholla cactus in the Sonoran desert.  Cacti provide nectar to attract ants, as some ant species help the plant by removing herbivorous insects.

Tucson, Arizona, USA

Forelius mccooki workers taking nectar from a Cholla cactus in the Sonoran desert. Cacti provide nectar to attract ants, as some ant species help the plant by removing herbivorous insects. Tucson, Arizona, USA

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