D: The sugary excrement niche

Adult common black ants and adult wasps can feel attracted to sugared goods, pastry, cakes, ice cream, juice etc. To ants sweet foods are simply a substitute for aphid excrement. When wasps bring meat to their larvae in the nest, the larvae secrete drops of sweet liquid to them. When the nests disintegrates in the late summer wasps are seek food in luscious fruits and – as everyone knows – in sweets, which are not intended for them.