Butterflies just love ants!
osted Wed, 12 Sep 2018 13:31:00 GMT by JW, Dowey
What does that blue butterfly do when you are not watching. We still have to discover exactly how the Eurasian large blue exploits Myrmica ants, but many of its relatives are either cuckoos (eg. (Phengaris alcon
), or outright predators like the AustralasianLiphyra brassolis
larvae ,eating the whole brood of the green ants they live with. How did such diverse habits evolve? Well, start reading here.Butterflies just love ants ---.