The subterranean ant Acropyga exsanguis tends this mealybug species within their nests. The mealybugs feed by tapping into underground roots and filtering nutrients from plant sap. The ants in turn feed from the liquid exudate (honeydew) produced as waste by the mealybugs.
- LaPolla, J. S. 2004. Acropyga (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of the World. The American Entomological Institute 33(3): 1-130.
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