MELVYN YEO / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY MELVYN YEO / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
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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