19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Ants and the Aphids

Aphids and ants coexist in a symbiotic relationship: The aphids suck the sap of plants and then secrete a substance called honeydew that feeds the ants, who in turn protect the aphids from predators.

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Date Taken: 11.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: India
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Prathamesh Ghadekar
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