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Oecophylla smaragdina
A weaver ant worker (Oecophylla smaragdina) in Cambodia protects a herd of fat, red scale insects. The workers “milk” these “cattle” for their high-carb honeydew, which gives them the energy they need to fuel attacks on enemies and large prey. Photo by Mark W. Moffett © National Geographic Magazine
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