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Ant-mimic spider

Myrmarachne plataleoides

Description:

A young female Kerengga Ant-like Jumper hiding under some webbing on a leaf. They usually make this kind of temporary shelter during dusk. Four years ago, I was lucky to capture a video of a black male ant-mimic while it's in the process of spinning its web. Please click on the following link to watch: http://vimeo.com/3484112

Habitat:

The spider can only be found in trees or bushes where weaver ants live in long-established colonies. This one was photographed under a leaf with a tiny red mite beside it.

Notes:

Below are the links to my other ant-mimic spottings: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/750... http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/367... http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/751... (male-ant mimic) http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/750...

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AlbertTamayo
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AlbertTamayo

San Jose del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines

Spotted on Dec 27, 2013
Submitted on Dec 30, 2013

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