Ants and Violets

Ants and Violets

Observation - Ants and Violets. Description: Lasius niger (I think) attracted to the elaiosome* of Viola odorata (Sweet Violet) seed. * An appendage on the seed of some plants that contains oily substance attractive to ants, which assist in the dispersal of the seeds by carrying them away from the p

Lasius niger (I think) attracted to the elaiosome* of Viola odorata (Sweet Violet) seed. * An appendage on the seed of some plants that contains oily substance attractive to ants, which assist in the dispersal of the seeds by carrying them away from the parent plant.