Geckos are milking honeydew-producing planthoppers in Madagascar

@article{Flling2001GeckosAM,
  title={Geckos are milking honeydew-producing planthoppers in Madagascar},
  author={Markus F{\"o}lling and Christoph Knogge and Wolfgang B{\"o}hme},
  journal={Journal of Natural History},
  year={2001},
  volume={35},
  pages={279 - 284}
}
In this paper we describe for the first time an extraordinary example of an interspecific trophobiotic relation between reptiles and planthoppers in Madagascar. Day gecko species of the genera Phelsuma and Lygodactylus as well as the nocturnal gecko Homopholis sakalava (Grandidier, 1867) show a particular behaviour that induces planthoppers of the family Flatidae to excrete a drop of honeydew in the course of an interspecific key stimulus reaction. Similar behaviour patterns are well known… 

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