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Ant-mimic spider (male)

Myrmarachne plataleoides

Description:

An arachnologist who studied M. plataleoides on Mount Mikiling in the Philippines says, the huge chelicerae do not make the male spiders any less ant-like. According to him, the male’s appearance resembles a larger weaver ant carrying a smaller one (in its mouth) - source: http://members.fortunecity.com/chinfahsh...

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6 Comments

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 9 years ago

Wow! Very great macro shot!

tibiprada
tibiprada 10 years ago

OMG what a wonderful world !

Raiyan Ahmed
Raiyan Ahmed 10 years ago

In love with those jaws!!

The MnMs
The MnMs 10 years ago

Absolutely beautiful close-up!

AlbertTamayo
AlbertTamayo 10 years ago

Thank you Karen. =)

KarenL
KarenL 10 years ago

I think I need some kind of 'auto-favorite' for your spottings Albert - they are all so amazing! :)

AlbertTamayo
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AlbertTamayo

Metro Manila, Philippines

Spotted on Jun 19, 2009
Submitted on Oct 12, 2011

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