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Ant mimicking jumping spider - male

Myrmarachne sp.


Its hard to identify whether this fellow a spider or an ant by first sight. if look closer we can see that he is waving its front pair of legs as the antenna of an ant, any way male spider is easy to identify because of his long chelicerae but female spider without them are very much similar to the ant that they use to mimic , Weaver ant in morphology.


I first got to know about this spider by a PDF sent to me by Adarsha , a Project NOAH friend, Thanks Adi......

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Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 7 years ago

Thanks a lot Dilan ..............

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 7 years ago

Great spotting Bhagya!!

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 7 years ago

Thanks a lot ismael1 and josefina1

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 7 years ago

Thanks Adi ... I got to know about this mimicry by you .... thanks again.....

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 7 years ago

Oh..supercool..You also got him :)

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 7 years ago

Thank you so much Lauren .... sure il do it next time ....

LaurenZarate 7 years ago

Wonderful! If you see it again could you get a video? It would be neat to see it acting like an ant. Wish we had those here!

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 7 years ago

Thanks a lot Cha....

Chamalka Dulmini
Chamalka Dulmini 7 years ago

Awesome story......thanx a lot my freinds Bhagi and Adi!

Bhagya Herath
Spotted by
Bhagya Herath

Kandy CP, Sri Lanka

Spotted on Nov 10, 2013
Submitted on Nov 12, 2013

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