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Tetramorium bicarinatum

Tetramorium bicarinatum

Tetramorium bicarinatum workers gather nectar from glands of an invasive mallow. Some plants use nectar to attract ants as a defense against herbivorous insects, as ants also eat insect eggs and caterpillars. Orlando, Florida, USA

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