Wednesday 12 May 2010

Ants score again

Frustrated by not getting the shot of the Bombus terrestris queen chewing the comfrey flowers the other day, I check the comfrey quite often. I am surprised - OK, not much I must say - by an ant (Lasius niger) walking on the flowers and entering them using the convenient hole made by the bumblebee queen. So, ants are also secondary nectar robbers!
Ant peeks into the hole
Getting in
and she is in sucking the lovely sweet nectar...

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