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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 9 years ago

Its ok ChunXingWong.. :-)

ChunXingWong 9 years ago

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

Darvesh 9 years ago

superb series !

Raiyan Ahmed
Raiyan Ahmed 9 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 9 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 9 years ago

Thanks for the appreciation!

Steffi 9 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 9 years ago

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

Raiyan Ahmed
Raiyan Ahmed 9 years ago

Thanks mate!

LarsKorb 9 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

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