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Ant mimicking jumping spider

Myrmarachne

Description:

I was taking a picture of inch worm when this spider climbed onto my boots. I just waved it off thinking it was an ant. Instead of falling on the ground it was swinging using a line of web. Then I realised it is not an ant but a spider. Later I found it again resting on a wide leaves plant.

Notes:

Other ant mimicking jumping spiders (including this) in the same area 1. https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/19... & https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/14... 2. https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/15... 3. https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/73... 4. https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/15... 5. https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/15... 6. https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/94... 7. https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/36... 8. https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/21... 9. https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/52... 10. https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/15... 11. https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/62... 12. https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/13... 13. https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/18... & https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/47... 14. https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/16... 15. https:/ www.projectnoah.org/spottings/1715635594... 16. https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/10... 17. https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/67... 18. https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/19... 19. https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/11... 20. https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/12... 21. https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/13... 22. https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/17... 23. https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/18... 24. https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/11...

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6 Comments

Maria dB
Maria dB a year ago

What a nice example of mimicry!

Raksha
Raksha a year ago

Thank you Ashley T :)

AshleyT
AshleyT a year ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a year ago

Excellent thanks Raksha

Raksha
Raksha a year ago

Thank you Mark Ridgway. Have updated information:)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a year ago

Wonderful find. Not much information.

Raksha
Spotted by
Raksha

Meppadi, Kerala, India

Spotted on Sep 6, 2019
Submitted on Sep 6, 2019

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