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The Bullies

By cattyal  
The ants are very protective of their aphid farms so when this ladybird wandered into their territory it was all hands to chase it off.

Of course if it was that bothered it could have just flown away but wandered off instead.

There's plenty of aphids for everyone out there - they should learn to share Smile

Tags: Ladybird Ant Aphid Wildlife and nature

Voters: mj.king, jimbob133, KarenFB and 31 more

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SlowSong Plus
11 8.9k 30 England
12 Jul 2019 4:10PM
I do admire ants, but I'm glad that lady got away. What a great find, and shot.

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12 Jul 2019 4:15PM
Well captured.
Irishkate Plus
9 42 118 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2019 4:29PM
Sharp work.
12 Jul 2019 9:13PM
Great macro.

Lovely capture
13 Jul 2019 10:23AM
Brilliantly spotted and taken.
cattyal Plus
15 9.1k 6 England
13 Jul 2019 11:12AM
Thanks everyone Smile

The Ladybird is still on the Borage and the ants aren't a problem - Lady was tucking into a good meal yesterday evening when I was in the garden snapping again Smile

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