Ants Farming Aphids

© Gerri R. Jones

Ants Farming Aphids

Uploaded: April 24, 2015 07:21:45 | Entered: April 24, 2015 07:21:45


90mm macro lens with extension tubes. These guys were busy on my morning glory plant. Upon researching what was going on here, I found out that Ants "farm" aphids...that is they eat the sweet honey like secretions from the aphids. They even take some of the aphids to the queen. Sounds all very gross to me, but was very interesting to see it happening. I also read that if ladybugs (which would normally eat the aphids) come and try to do this, the ants will even attack theoretically there could be a ladybug and ant war going on...the small world is incredible.


Daniella Puente April 24, 2015

Beautiful macro details #1615614

JO ANN CLEVELAND April 24, 2015

Wowza Gerri! Excelent macro girl! #11291679

M Pettijohn April 24, 2015

amazing macro #11291896

Gerri R. Jones April 24, 2015

Thanks Daniella , JoAnn and M! #11291902

Mary K. Robison May 22, 2015

Stunning clarity and detail in this superb macro. Congratulations on its making Finalist, and best of luck on the next level (although the Gold seems a shoo-in with this one) !

Becky LeMaster May 22, 2015

Beautiful capture Gerri! Congratulations on making finalist! :) #11306389

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