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myrmarachne sp. (male). An ant mimic spider of the genus myrmara...
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Image #: DSC_5942-70001
Species: myrmarachne sp. (male)
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Description: An ant mimic spider of the genus myrmarachne. This male jumping spider is either of the formicaria or elongata species and is a dead ringer for its target, the dreaded tetraponera rufonigra ant. These little ants are known to attack in unison when disturbed so most creatures would prefer to leave them alone. The mimicry exhibited by this arachnid is possibly to keep would-be predators away.
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