Dolichoderus scabridus
South Australia

photograph © Alex Wild 2005

Some plants  supply nectar to ants in return for protection from herbivores.  Here a Dolichoderus ant feeds from a nectary.

Australia, SA: Belair National Park, Adelaide.
35º00.982'S 138º39.341'E, 285m, 16.x.2005
Urban Parkland.

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This image was captured with a Canon EOS D60, using a Canon 65/2.8 MPE 1-5x Macro lens.