Male Phobia
Monday, May 30, 2005
  The commensals
One pair I know is Stomaphis sinisalicis and ants.
It's very confusing why these ants want to protect the sinisalicis from the harshness of nature and get through stages of evolution. It's strange how the ants are willing to give help without receiving benefits?

I'll do some research and come up with some ideas later if I don't get bored about this question later :)
Apparently the species mentioned is a type of aphid which might secrete from its anus something called "honeydew" which is eaten by ants. Which is why it might be beneficial for ants to protect the aphid population.
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