Camponotus chromaiodes, worker tending aphids in the genus Aphis
© John Pickering, 2004-2014

Many ants tend aphids for their sugary secretions. The larger, brown members of this herd of aphids are called "mummies." They were attacked by parasitoid wasps in the family Braconidae. A female wasp laid an egg in each mummy. Eventually an adult wasp will emerge from them.


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title Camponotus chromaiodes, worker tending aphids in the genus Aphis
country United States
state/province Georgia
county Clarke
city/place/location Athens
street/site/trail 275 Blue Heron Drive
latitude 33.8882
longitude -83.2973
MAPdecimal latitude_longitude ••• 33.8882_-83.2973
determined by who-email-yyyymmdd Camponotus chromaiodes: Stefan Cover; Aphis: David Voegtlin dvoegtli@uiuc.edu 20090207
date1 yyyymmdd 1997
notes Various, may be duplicate photo

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