Amped-Up Ants: Caterpillars’ Sugary Treats Earn Carpenter Ant Care

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A new study finds endangered Miami blue butterfly larvae survive in greater numbers when protected by Florida carpenter ants, which fend off predators in exchange for the caterpillars’ sugary secretions.

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