The butterfly is in a much heavier weight class compared to the ant. But when you have a bite like this ant, it doesn’t even matter. Watch as the butterfly pokes its proboscis around until it irritates the ant enough for the ant to fight back by locking its jaws on the long, straw-like feeding tube of the butterfly. It clamps down so hard that the butterfly decides to just give up and fly away. Chalk one up for the little guy.

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The video was taken by wildlife photographer Nikki Richardson. You can see more of her excellent work here.

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