Ant-mimic jumping spider

Ant-mimic jumping spider

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Caption: Ant-mimic jumping spider on a leaf. This species of jumping spider (family Salticidae) preys on ants and mimics their appearance and behaviour in order to blend in with its prey. Here, the spider's mouthparts (chelicerae, centre-right) are elongated in order to mimic those of an ant.

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