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Ant-Mimicking Jumping Spider

Myrmarachne elongata


Its a male ant-mimicking jumping spider found throughout the tropics. Familia: Salticidae Subfamilia: Myrmarachninae Tribus: Myrmarachnini Genus: Myrmarachne Species: Myrmarachne elongata


Tropical forest areas.

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StephenSolomons 8 years ago

awesome little creature and great series

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 8 years ago


Simon Stock
Simon Stock 8 years ago

Amazing picture. I'm an Ant lover and I've just started a mission in order too document the variety of the species. Your spotting would be very welcome. Here's the link and happy spotting for the future

Raiyan Ahmed
Raiyan Ahmed 9 years ago


fuadahasan 9 years ago

amazing shots Raiyan! \m/

Kazi Sudipto Dip
Kazi Sudipto Dip 9 years ago

Brilliant as usual Riyan bhaia :D

Raiyan Ahmed
Raiyan Ahmed 9 years ago

Thank you all indeed!! I haven't been able to login for quite a few days now.. Really glad to see all the appreciation!! Thanks again!!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Haha... That called mimic... Isn't it...?

shebebusynow 9 years ago

Another twist on the "wolf in sheep's clothing" routine. Cool!

AnnvanWijgerden 9 years ago

Yeah, well done for Spotting of the Day, Raiyan !!! :-)

cedautinger 9 years ago

Scary but very interesting ant!

Great Macros!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Great feat to shoot such things...!!

Yasser 9 years ago

Spotting of the Day!

"In the natural world, mimicry can be a powerful way to increase your chances of survival. For the ant-mimicking jumping spider though, it's the most effective way to grab dinner! This mimic uses it's front legs to simulate antennae as it impersonates the very same ants it dines on."

Raiyan Ahmed
Raiyan Ahmed 9 years ago

They are quite cute actually.. :-) The fun part is that they mimick ants and feed on them.. Real charm of evolution!

Ilya Bezdelev
Ilya Bezdelev 9 years ago

Great shots by the way!

Ilya Bezdelev
Ilya Bezdelev 9 years ago

Scary thing!

Raiyan Ahmed
Raiyan Ahmed 9 years ago

Thanks for the appreciation everyone!!

lori.tas 9 years ago


AnnvanWijgerden 9 years ago

"Wow! Crazy!" - Exactly!

SusanEllison 9 years ago

how interesting!

dandoucette 9 years ago

Wow! Crazy!

Raiyan Ahmed
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Raiyan Ahmed


Spotted on Jul 29, 2011
Submitted on Aug 17, 2011

Spotted for Mission

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