An ant tending its aphids

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Nice one! I almost didn't see the other aphids on the front of the stem. Also looks like that brown one near the bottom might be a lacewing larvae or something that eats aphids.
 
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You are not realy believing that they are tending the aphids Chad.
Or do they ?

Always thought that they eated them, if they are not than I stand to be corrected ,o)
Nice capture
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Amazing shot, Chad!
Thanks Dossy! The lighting is terrible, but that is a work in progress.

Really cool shot...! :cool:
Thanks William!

Nice one! I almost didn't see the other aphids on the front of the stem. Also looks like that brown one near the bottom might be a lacewing larvae or something that eats aphids.
Thanks! I think that you are right, but the ant will "tend" to that too.

You are not realy believing that they are tending the aphids Chad.
Or do they ?

Always thought that they eated them, if they are not than I stand to be corrected ,o)
Nice capture
Nico
Thanks Nico! See the link that William was nice enough to post.

Wow how did you spot that?
Thanks Colin! Better lucky than good sometimes.:wink:

Yep, Chad's right...

They tend them (and other sap sucking bugs) and protect them like cattle... :wink:

http://www.antark.net/ant-life/ant-feeding/ant-farming.html

Thanks for the link William!
 

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