Tending the Flock

Try Again =) 067

When in pursuit of butterflies and dragonflies, I regularly end up getting distracted and finding something else like this red wood ant carefully managing his aphid farm. Ants feed on the honeydew excretions from the aphids…in return the ants will protect the aphids from predators and when the host plant is depleted of nutrients the ants carry the aphids to a new food source… 😎

2 responses

  1. Awesome capture! I just love this!

    August 11, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    • Thank you Ken and Liz! 🙂

      August 11, 2014 at 4:29 pm

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