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Sugar Ants are moving up and down constantly, gathering nectar from the flowers and honey dew from hoppers up in the canopy.

A lot come to grief, and can be seen snared in spider webs. This one has been harvested by an ant in the Rhytidoponera genus.

In the process of gathering these pictures a hitherto unnoticed ant species was discovered.
This ant is 10-12 mm long.

And to conclude this series on tree trunk dwellers, an unidentified larva and a Clerid beetle.

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Flies of many kinds find the trunks, warm in the sunshine, good places to settle.

Hymenopterans frequent the trunks in numbers, wasps searching for prey, and ants travelling up and down collecting food. First, some wasps.

To be continued.

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