Solenopsis xyloni (Southern Fire Ant)

Solenopsis xyloni will often monopolize honeydew secreting insects. This mesquite has honeydew secreting homopterans at the base of its leaves. These Solenopsis xyloni were swarming over the tree, eagerly tending the homopterans.
Solenopsis xyloni will often monopolize honeydew secreting insects. This mesquite has honeydew secreting homopterans at the base of its leaves. These Solenopsis xyloni were swarming over the tree, eagerly tending the homopterans.