8 thoughts on “Amyciaea albomaculata ant-mimic spider”

    1. Thanks for your comment, Troy. In the case of this particular spider, I feel fairly comfortable with the claim that it’s fooling the ants rather than, say, birds. This spider doesn’t look all that much like an ant until you’re seeing it from down at an ants-eye level.

  1. OK Alex when you were at our place you found things I never seen before yet I walked pass them hundred times. Like the feral bees.

  2. A stunning series of shots, it tells the entire, chilling story. I wonder if the spider has glands on its opisthosoma that produces signals that say “don’t bother me now” to ants that approach the spider from behind as it is feeding on another member of the colony.

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