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Figure 4: The total number of eggs laid by untended (naïve) females and females tended by C. floridanus as larvae on host plants with ants either present or absent. Although neither category of females preferred to oviposit on plants with C. floridanus present, the oviposition preference of those raised with ants did not differ from random egg distribution whereas the naïve females laid significantly fewer eggs on plants with ants.