Ants milking planthopper

Ants milking planthopper

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Caption: Ants milking planthopper. Red ants collecting honeydew secreted by a planthopper (superfamily Fulgoroidea) (green). Some species of ant protect and tend to other insects, including aphids and planthoppers, and use the sweet nectar-like liquid they secrete as nourishment.

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Keywords: animal, animal behaviour, animals, ant, arthropod, arthropods, biological, biology, collecting, eating, entomological, entomology, fauna, feeding, formicidae, fulgoroidea, honeydew, insect, insects, invertebrate, invertebrates, meranoplus mucronatus, milking, nature, no-one, nobody, planthopper, protecting, secreting, symbiosis, symbiotic relationship, tending, wildlife, zoological, zoology

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