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Black Ant-Mimicking Jumping Spider

Myrmarachne Sp.


A Black Ant-Mimicking Jumping spider. Size: about 4-5mm. Short jaw. Glossy black abdomen. Feeding on a mayfly probably.


Botanical area at Jahangirnagar University. Tropical area.


An absolutely fantastic mimic. Really hard to spot.

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Raiyan Ahmed
Raiyan Ahmed 12 years ago

Its ok ChunXingWong.. :-)

ChunXingWong 12 years ago

Oops, sorry, didn't notice the location is actually north of India.

Darvesh 12 years ago

superb series !

Raiyan Ahmed
Raiyan Ahmed 12 years ago

Actually my collection is from Bangladesh. Exactly, at first I also thought it was feeding on a mosquito or mayfly nymph.. But it was hard to be exact..

ChunXingWong 12 years ago

Fantastic collections of spiders you've got there in India.
The prey it is feeding on is an insect from the Diptera insect order.
Probably a midge from the Culicomorpha infraorder.

Raiyan Ahmed
Raiyan Ahmed 12 years ago

Thanks for the appreciation!

Steffi 12 years ago

Wow - very cool!! These are amazing!

@Greg - we have some interesting ant mimics in Ohio too! See and - both spottings of the weird and wonderful Synemosyna formica - for starters.

GregMasteller 12 years ago

They don't grow these in Ohio - too bad!

Raiyan Ahmed
Raiyan Ahmed 12 years ago

Thanks mate!

LarsKorb 12 years ago

Fantastic series again.

Raiyan Ahmed
Spotted by
Raiyan Ahmed

Savar Union, Dhaka Division, Bangladesh

Spotted on Sep 10, 2011
Submitted on Sep 10, 2011

Spotted for Mission

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