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Red Ants & black aphids

Observed: 26th June 2013 By: sgwarnogsgwarnog’s reputation in Invertebratessgwarnog’s reputation in Invertebratessgwarnog’s reputation in Invertebratessgwarnog’s reputation in Invertebrates
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I'm curious about what was going on here more than trying to make a specific id. The red ants seemed to be interacting with the small black aphids - there were five or six patches on the same dock plant like this. Interested if anyone can shed any light on this.

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stho002's picture

Aphids

The ants are getting honey dew from the black aphids

Stephen Thorpe

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Cheers Stephen.

Cheers Stephen.

Peter H