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amyciaea lineatipes (female). Similar to the Ant-mimic Jumping Spider,...
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Image #: DSC_5727-40001
Species: amyciaea lineatipes (female)
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Description: Similar to the Ant-mimic Jumping Spider, this small crab spider of the thomisidae family mimics kerengga or weaver ants (oecophylla smaragdina), which it feeds on almost exclusively. From the two black markings on top of its abdomen which simulates the head and eyes of the kerengga, to the waving of its two front legs which mimics an ants antennae, this arachnid mimics the kerengga in morphology and in behaviour.