Honeypot ants, also called honey ants or repletes, are ants which are gorged with food by workers, to the point that their abdomens swell enormously, a condition called plerergate. Other ants then extract nourishment from them.
Nature collides with James Bond: Newly discovered ant species hides in plain sight : A new species of ant has been discovered that uses social parasitism to access host ant species' food sources and foraging trails: Cephalotes specularis, commonly known as the mirror turtle ant. Mirror turtle ants are the first-known ant species to use visual mimicry to parasitize another ant species
Maria Garcia and her team of researchers in a 2012 study published by PLOS ONE, provide evidence how rare cliffhanging plant species use unique reproductive strategies with the local ants. Two ant species act as the main pollinators for the plant while another ant species disperses the seeds.