Honeypot Ants Tending Aphids
Honeypot ants tend their aphids and periodically "milk" them for their honeydew secretions by stroking the aphids gently with their antennae. Ants will aggressively protect their aphids and may even move them when they are in danger, transferring them into temporary shelters or new nests. Some ant species also move their aphids into underground burrows during the winter months. яндекс.ћетрика