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Honeydew is the colloquial name for sugary secretion of some insects, like aphids, that suck the juices of plants.[1]

Some species of ants protect aphids, so they can harvest their honeydew secretions.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Exotic Texas Ant, Paratrechina sp. near pubens, Center for Urban & Structural Entomology, Texas A&M University, Department of Entomology. Retrieved on 2008-05-17.