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A Camponotus (Myrmmobrachys) ant feeds from the nectaries of an Inga plant. The plant presumably gains protection from herbivorous insects by attracting ants in this manner.

Jatun Sacha reserve, Napo, Ecuador

A Camponotus (Myrmmobrachys) ant feeds from the nectaries of an Inga plant. The plant presumably gains protection from herbivorous insects by attracting ants in this manner. Jatun Sacha reserve, Napo, Ecuador

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