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Linepithema micans astride a ground pearl. The "pearl" is actually a honeydew-producing scale insect that feeds on the sap of roots.

Bento Gonçalves, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Linepithema micans astride a ground pearl. The "pearl" is actually a honeydew-producing scale insect that feeds on the sap of roots. Bento Gonçalves, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Linepithema micansEurhizococcus brasiliensismargarodidaeground pearlant tending scale