Ant Mimic Jumping Spider

Ant mimic jumping spider (Myrmarachne plataleoides) is a jumping spider that mimics the Kerengga or weaver ant in morphology and behaviour. The body of the Kerengga Jumper appears like an ant, which has three body segments and six legs, by having constrictions on the cephalothorax and abdomen. This creates the illusion of having a distinct head, thorax and gaster of the weaver ant, complete with a long and slender waist. The large compound eyes of the weaver ant are mimicked by two black patches on the head. The males resemble a larger ant carrying a smaller one. The first two pictures below are of male and the remaining two are of female.

Ant Mimic Jumping Spider Pictures
Ant Mimic Jumping Spider
Ant Mimic Jumping Spider
Ant Mimic Jumping Spider
Ant Mimic Jumping Spider

10 comments:

Sikander Hayat said...

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Ghufran Ali Quresh said...

Wow. R u a zoologist or something...U seem to have knowledge abt every species u photograph .

Good job .

birdy said...

Hi Sikander!
I will certainly visit your blog, but to be honest not interested in Pakistani politics.

birdy said...

Salam Ghufran Ali Quresh!
Thanks for your visit. your comment is highly appreciated. I'm not a zoologist. This is basically a photography blog, however some time I give basic information about my objects, subject to availability. I generally take information from my friends and internet. The above information are taken from Wikipedia.

Osaidullah Kehar said...

The capturing is well done. I wonder where did you found them to snap?

papercages said...

I commented here earlier yet I don't see my comment. Hmmm. This is an interesting spider. I'd never heard of them. Thanks for the info.

birdy said...

Salam Osaidullah Kehar!
Thank you very much for your comment and appreciation. All these creatures are present around us. Generally I take pictures during my routine walk.

birdy said...

Hi Tricia!
I like to see people like you on my blog. Thank you very much for your comment. I always welcome and appreciate your comment, but I didn't see your comment here before.

Philip said...

Birdy
I have really been trying to comment on your blog ??? these are really great shots your last post on the butterflies I really enjoyed !! great work here

birdy said...

Hi Philip!
Thanks for taking time to view my work and comment on my blog. Your appreciation is highly valued.
Regards