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Kerengga Ant-like Jumping Spider (m)

Myrmarachne plataleoides


On a Spathiphyllum plant in the garden

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Kerengga Ant-like Jumper
Myrmarachne plataleoides Myrmarachne plataleoides

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VivBraznell 8 years ago

Thanks Atul!

VivBraznell 8 years ago

Thank you for the ident and info ChunXingWong!

ChunXingWong 8 years ago

Look at the spider's mouth parts to determine it's gender.
Male spiders have swollen palps called pedipalps.
In the Myrmarachne genus, male ones usually have larger and longer chelicerae.

VivBraznell 8 years ago

Thanks Atul! How can you tell this is a male please?

Atul 8 years ago

beautiful spotting !
this one is a male

VivBraznell 8 years ago

I was thinking it was an ant eating another ant when I made my first spotting - shekainahdalaban. This one actually travelled down one of the threads from one leaf to another. Very clever!

I thought all this time that this is an ant. That's why I'm wondering to see the females of this species spin a web for a nest.

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Spotted on May 10, 2012
Submitted on May 10, 2012

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