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Pirate spider

Mimetidae species


Known for predating other spiders, and even spotted as such in other occasions.


Atlantic rainforest

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ChunXingWong 6 years ago

Awesome shot !

Sckel 9 years ago

João, bem que eu gostaria de ir, mas eu não sei como fazer isso. Parece tão fácil para os homens. E parabéns por suas fotos incríveis.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Amazing spider.. gadgets all over.

João Burini
João Burini 9 years ago

Thank you everyone, good complement to the description, Karen (:
Sckel, ah morando na mesma região é a mesma realidade, é só você ir pro mato um fim de semana que vai ver coisas diferentes também hehe

KarenL 9 years ago

Fun fact! Pirate spiders (Mimetidae) feed on other spiders by plucking the strands on the web of their victims to simulate the movements of a trapped insect. When the resident spider comes out to investigate, they are instead captured and eaten. Little is known about how male pirate spiders court females without being eaten, but some species (like this one) have enormously long appendages that they use to inseminate females from a safe distance.

FFHRheingau 9 years ago

Fantastic, both, spider and shot :D

KarenL 9 years ago

Wonderful spider!

Sckel 9 years ago

Sua coleção tá foda. Mas deixa eu voltar para minha realidade de arainhas de parede.

IreneBA 9 years ago

W O W !!

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 9 years ago

Amazing spider

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

This just a incredible shot !

João Burini
Spotted by
João Burini

SP, Brazil

Spotted on Oct 9, 2012
Submitted on Jul 6, 2013

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