Do some ants eat aphids?
I've got some Candy Corner sweet corn that tasseled last week. The tassels have a large number of aphids residing on them as well as on some leaves. There are also ants (I don't know for sure what kind) climbing all over the plants all the way up to the tassels. Could it be that the ants are eating the aphids? It doesn't seem like they (the ants) are eating my plants so I tried to watch and see if they were eating the aphids, but I couldn't tell. That would be great if they were. I luckily have quite a few ladybugs feasting away on the aphids, but there are plenty to feed anything else that wants eat them. I just haven't seen ants listed as a beneficial (or harmful for that matter) garden insect.