Thursday, August 30, 2012

Antmimicking spiders (Myrmarachne sp)


Photos in this post were taken in Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia. This spider is from the family of Salticidae under genus of Myrmarachne.




This spider has the body shape like an ant. When i saw this spider, i thought it was a black ant that carry something, because it stayed near a group of black ants in my mango tree. It has black color of body and long chelicera. The body length without chelicera is about 3mm.

Taxonomy:
Phylum : Arthropoda - Arthropods
Class : Arachnida - Arachnids
Order : Araneae - Spiders
Infraorder : Araneomorphae - True Spiders
No Taxon : Entelegynes
Family : Salticidae - Jumping Spiders
Subfamily : Myrmarachninae
Genus : Myrmarachne

References:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myrmarachne
http://habitatnews.nus.edu.sg/guidebooks/spiders/text/Myrmarachne.htm

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