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Lepisiota sp.

Lepisiota sp.

Formicine ants are often dependent on honeydew-producing insects. Here, Lepisiota sp. workers tend to scale insects in a South African forest. St. Lucia, KZN, South Africa

Lepisiotaformicidaeantsantinsectsinsectsmall black antscoccidaescale insectshemipterahomopterascale insectsymbiosishoneydewecologyants tending scale