Ant-mimicking Spider (Myrmarachne sp.) in Sumatra

in Fascinating Insects2 months ago (edited)

This is a spider with a strange shape that I have seen for the first time in my life. I say strange because of the body shape; from the abdomen, legs, and wide jaws, it really resembles an ant. Except for those eyes, it was clear they were jumping spider eyes.

Previously, I misidentified this spider. I think it's a jumping spider from the genus Viciria, or what is commonly known as the wide-jawed jumping spider. But physically looking at the two front legs, which are not long (Vicharia sp. has longer forelegs), I realized that my assumption was wrong.

I think it is more correct that this is a spider of the genus Myrmarachne, or what is commonly called the ant-mimicking spider. The genus was first described by William Sharp Macleay in 1839.

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CameraXiaomi Poco X3 NFC
LensExternal Extreme Macro 25mm
CategoryAnimal Photography
ProcessedMobile Lightroom
LocationLhokseumawe, Aceh, Indonesia
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