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Ant mimic spider


A silver colored ant mimic jumping spider with an elongated head and black markings. It behaves like a jumping spider as it can launch itself several inches away by jumping.


High elevation forest undergrowth.

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lhankin 5 years ago

Thank you! Your photo was featured on Friday, August 29th. You can view your photo in the Great Nature Project Pic of the Day Collection at Thanks again for contributing to the Great Nature Project!

@ ashutosh.dudhatra, thank you for the info, I'll edit the name. I it for a jumping spider because of its behavior that it can launch itself several inches on another location by jumping.

@ lhankin , my apololgy, it took me two weeks to respond to your notice. Just opened my PN account, been very busy with school works these past days and the very slow internet signal in our area is adding up to the pressures I even find it hard to upload more spottings.
I hope its not too late but i appreciate so much that you consider my spotting to be featured in National Geographic’s Great Nature Project Pic of the Day.
One more thing, this spider was spotted in Roxas City , Philippines and not in Masbate, Masbate. The coordinates and the pointer are on the right place but the name of the location is incorrect - Masbate is a separate Island. I don't know how it happens.

The MnMs
The MnMs 5 years ago

Congratulations, Shekainah! :-)

lhankin 5 years ago

Congratulations! We would like to highlight this photo as National Geographic’s Great Nature Project Pic of the Day! It will be featured in the lower left corner on The Great Nature Project website, as well as on NG Education Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ accounts.

We will attribute this photo to you by using your username, shekainah d. alaban. Once we hear back from you (either here or via email to, we’ll let you know which date we’ll highlight your photo. Please respond within 72 hours to let us know if you have any questions or concerns. If we don’t hear from you by then, we’ll assume everything is okay and we’ll share your image. Thank you for sharing your observations with The Great Nature Project!

Ashutosh Dudhatra
Ashutosh Dudhatra 5 years ago

This isnt a jumping spider...jumping spiders have typical large anterior median eyes and different pattern of arrangement of other eyes.. :)

Capiz, Philippines

Spotted on Jul 30, 2014
Submitted on Aug 10, 2014

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