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Ant-Mimicking Jumping Spider

Myrmarachne elongata

Description:

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

Habitat:

Tropical forest areas.

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22 Comments

StephenSolomons
StephenSolomons 8 years ago

awesome little creature and great series

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 8 years ago

wow,,

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 http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1255...

Raiyan Ahmed
Raiyan Ahmed 9 years ago

Thanks!!

fuadahasan
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
shebebusynow 9 years ago

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

AnnvanWijgerden
AnnvanWijgerden 9 years ago

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

cedautinger
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
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."

http://twitter.com/projectnoah/status/10...
http://www.facebook.com/projectnoah/post...

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
lori.tas 9 years ago

Awesome.

AnnvanWijgerden
AnnvanWijgerden 9 years ago

"Wow! Crazy!" - Exactly!

SusanEllison
SusanEllison 9 years ago

how interesting!

dandoucette
dandoucette 9 years ago

Wow! Crazy!

Raiyan Ahmed
Spotted by
Raiyan Ahmed

Bangladesh

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

Spotted for Mission

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