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myrmarachne plataleoides (male). Similar to the Ant-mimic Crab Spider, th...
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Species: myrmarachne plataleoides (male)
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Description: Similar to the Ant-mimic Crab Spider, this male jumping spider of the salticidae family mimics kerengga or weaver ants (oecophylla smaragdina) but for a different reason. These jumping spiders seem to mimic the ferocious kerengga ant more for protection rather than food. The females of these species are better weaver ant look-alikes compared to the males which possess an exaggerated chelicerae.