Ants harvesting leafhopper honeydew

Ants harvesting leafhopper honeydew

C020/8271

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Ants feeding on the honeydew secreted by leafhoppers. Honeydew is a sugar-rich solution. The ants value this as a source of food and protect the leafhoppers from predators in order to harvest it. Photographed Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

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