these ants have a mutualistic relationship with this tree (Inga thibariana) and it provides them with nectar in cups along the stem of the leaves
these bowls are called extra-floral nectaries
there seemed to be more nectar on the young leaves, as that was where all the ants were
golden orb-weaver
Crazy orange larval sack hanging from a leaf
leafcutter ants
leafcutter ants
leafcutter ants doing acrobatics
golden orb-weaver
Eurybia unxia
ants on a flower
underside of the same species of spider
army ants
Army ant bivouac
I honestly have no idea what this is
beetle in the flowers
don’t know what this is, but I like it
leaf-cutter ants cutting leaves
I think this is a katydid

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