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Jumping Spider - Ant Mimic - Myrmarachne - 7 Photos | by VonShawn
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Jumping Spider - Ant Mimic - Myrmarachne - 7 Photos

I've been looking all spring and summer for one of these! Wouldn't be surprised if I'd seen quite a few already, but just didn't recognize them as spiders. To the naked eye they really do look like ants. Only problem is they act just like ants.........constant motion, which makes them a total pain in the keister to try and photograph.especially at high magnification! As far as an I.D. goes, this looks like a Myrmarachne formicaria, from what I've seen on the internet.

 

Nikkor 105mm F/2.8 Micro with 68mm of extension tubes

 

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Taken on August 12, 2010