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Aphid Farming

Observed: 3rd September 2012 By: Simon WalkerSimon Walker’s reputation in InvertebratesSimon Walker’s reputation in InvertebratesSimon Walker’s reputation in InvertebratesSimon Walker’s reputation in Invertebrates
Aphids, farmed by ants, Franklin Gardens, 2012-09-03 005
Description:

Ants apparently very keen on these aphids. A symbiotic relationship: the ants collect the sweet excretions from the aphids, and in return protect the aphids from predators (well, so predators anyway).

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Indet. Aphid (Aphididae) interacts