Takeover Day3 by @riccardomattea_photography for @rainforesttrust :
Enough of snakes and frogs - let’s shift our attention on bugs, especially to particular relationships that they can have with plants.
Say hi to this Sarota cf. gyas, the most spectacular metalmark I have seen in Peru.
This little gem was drinking sugar secretions (picture n.3) from an Inga plant (Inga edulis). The plant produces sugary droplets in between leaves and these are used as food by a variety of insects. This include beetles, wasps and bees. In this case we are talking about a form of commensalism.
Many times you can see also see ants running around the plants, using this sugary solution for food. In this case, the plant has revolved a specific for of mutualism - in exchange of some protection from predators, it provides them with a meal! 🐜
On a side note, Inga is also a widespread species used in agroforestery ecosystems. The plant is usually used as an alley crop to enrich the nitrogen-poor soils in neotropical regions. A win-win situation for rainforest and insects!
Can you guess the size of this butterfly?
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