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Ant mimicking jumping spider



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.


Other ant mimicking jumping spiders (including this) in the same area 1. & 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. & 14. 15. https:/ 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24.

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Maria dB
Maria dB 2 years ago

What a nice example of mimicry!

Raksha 2 years ago

Thank you Ashley T :)

AshleyT 2 years 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 2 years ago

Excellent thanks Raksha

Raksha 2 years ago

Thank you Mark Ridgway. Have updated information:)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 2 years ago

Wonderful find. Not much information.

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Meppadi, Kerala, India

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

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