Saturday, September 15, 2007

vine - ant

Gouania lupuloides
Celene Chang '06
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

This photograph is of a vine called Gouania lupuloides, coated with a cluster of membracid nymphs sucking juice from the plant. Members of this family are often ant-attended, where the ants protect the nymphs while receiving excreted honey-dew in return.

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