19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World

This phenomena is called Coexistence. The planthoppers live by sucking the sap from the bark of plants. It then expels a honey solution from its body. The ants follow them as followers to eat it. For that food, the ants provide protection to the planthoppers.

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Date Taken: 09.2020
Date Uploaded: 10.2021
Photo Location: Ambalangoda, Sri Lanka
Camera: NIKON D90
Copyright: © Chamara Sulakkhana