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Ants, Supersized

Aphids

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Pheidole ants Worker SubcastesSoldiers and Minors Killing Prey Brood Nest Predator Competing Colonies Portaging Aphids

Aphids

Seen here on honeydew, ants (Pheidole megacephala) get a carbohydrate boost while protecting some aphids from predators.

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