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Aphid Farming Ants and a Ferocious Ladybug

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Uploaded on Jun 28, 2009

For some reason there are a million ants in my backyard this summer and they are the aphid farming kind... they protect their aphid colonies ferociously since the aphids provide them with lots of food. Ladybugs are usually really good about eating aphids but these ants will kill the ladybugs if they get too close. The one in the video has a big hole in its shell after the ants attacked it, but I think it's getting even! I took one of the infested cherry tree stems off and put the ladybug on it... it was a feeding frenzy!

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