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Vikram Gupchup
03-07-2009, 06:35 AM
This is an ant mimicking spider. Shot at shendurney, but its quite common .

This is the male of the species .It's mimicking a weaver ant carrying another ant. The females do not have the extended jaw.

Bibhav Behera
03-07-2009, 01:02 PM
Nice behaviour captured... Hunting mimicry i presume...

Mrudul Godbole
03-07-2009, 01:36 PM
That is an interesting behaviour. There is so much that we are not aware about the insect world. Thanks for sharing the information.

Looking forward to know from you..

Abhishek Jamalabad
03-07-2009, 03:10 PM
Always wanted to see this someday... what habitat is it found in? Since you say it's common, maybe I could go in search of it! (I simply love this micro world of invertebrates)

Vikram Gupchup
03-07-2009, 09:44 PM
This image is from Shendurney in kerala. But I have seen a similar spider once on the main gate of our building in Pune.

AB Apana
06-07-2009, 05:44 PM
Always heard of this, but the first image I have seen. TFS!