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Camponotus rosariensis ant tending scale insects for honeydew.  Notice that the younger scale insects have legs.  These first instar scale are more mobile than the older instars, which settle down once they find a good spot for feeding.

Frías, Santiago de Estero, Argentina

Camponotus rosariensis ant tending scale insects for honeydew. Notice that the younger scale insects have legs. These first instar scale are more mobile than the older instars, which settle down once they find a good spot for feeding. Frías, Santiago de Estero, Argentina

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