Tetramorium bicarinatum 3 Comments / Ants, Nature / By alexwild All this talk about copyright infringement is a real downer. It’s time to perk things up with pretty ants: Tetramorium bicarinatum workers gather nectar from glands of an invasive mallow. Some plants use nectar to attract ants as a defense against herbivorous insects, as ants also eat insect eggs and caterpillars. (Orlando, Florida, USA) A more field-guidey shot of T. bicarinatum. This ant is presumably native to Asia, but thanks to global trade is now found in warmer climates worldwide.