Camponotus chromaiodes, worker tending aphids in the genus Aphis
Camponotus chromaiodes, _worker_tending_aphids_in_the_genus_Aphis, I_JP2313_1
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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.


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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