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Flowering Spurge--with ant taking nectar | by cotinis
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Flowering Spurge--with ant taking nectar

Double aha! This ant is clearly after one of the nectaries at the base of the flower (really a cluster of structures, an involucre), just as was mentioned in the Wikipedia article on Euphorbiaceae.

See also the adjacent photo in my photostream:

 

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Taken on May 22, 2007