A record of visitors to Marsh Lane Allotments in Hungerford - some good; some not so welcome!
Saturday, 14 July 2012
Ants Farming Blackfly
There are not many aphids around yet but these red ants were farming these; rounding them up like sheep!
The ants protect the aphids from predators and lick honeydew off their bodies, so the ants aren't actually helping the allotment holder by getting rid of the aphids.