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image  Dolichoderus scabridus,Formicidae,Hemiptera,Hymenoptera,Mutualism,Psylloidea,nymph Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

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  1. The ants are in a symbiotic relationship with a species of psyllids ( possibly Glycaspis sp.)
    The ants protect the psyllids and in return the psyllids let the ants have some of the sugary liquid which they primarily produce to build little protective covers called lerbs.
    Posted 5 days ago
    1. Great shot, interesting species, and educational description. Top post!

      One tip: you can use the "edit details" button to put the title and description in the fields there. You are currently using a comment for it. No big deal, but it's easier to search across titles and description fields.
      Posted 4 days ago

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''Dolichoderus scabridus'' is a species of ant in the genus ''Dolichoderus''. Described by Roger in 1862, the species is among the most frequently encountered species in Australia.

Species identified by Ernst
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