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Honor An Ant?

Today the theme at Life Photo Meme at Adventures of a Free Range Urban Primate blog is "Honor an Invert." We love a particular invertebrate group here at Wild About Ants...

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...so why are we showing butterflies?

Do these butterflies have anything to tell us about the importance of ants?

3 thoughts on “Honor An Ant?

  1. JasonC

    I know! Those are lycaenid butterflies, and their larvae often somehow or another are associated with ants. Some provide their particular species of ant with sugary secretions from a gland on their backside in exchange for protection, while others are predators of ant larvae inside the ant nests.

    I'm not an expert, just happened to know. 🙂

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