Ant-mimic jumping spider

Ant-mimic jumping spider

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Caption: Ant-mimic jumping spider (Myrmarachne plataleoides) on a leaf. This species of jumping spider (family Salticidae) preys on Oecophylla smaragdina weaver ants and mimics their appearance and behaviour in order to blend in with its prey. It is found in India, Sri Lanka, China and parts of Southeast Asia.

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