Myrmarachne formicaria

Myrmarachne formicaria

''Myrmarachne formicaria'' is a jumping spider that mimics an ant. It is one of the few species in genus ''Myrmarachne'' that is found outside the tropics.
Ant mimicking spider Found in my garden Geotagged,India,Myrmarachne formicaria,Spring

Naming

The species name ''formicaria'' means "ant-like" in Latin.
Ant mimicking spider  Geotagged,India,Myrmarachne formicaria,Spring

Distribution

''M. formicaria'' has a palearctic distribution, and has been introduced to the USA.

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassArachnida
OrderAraneae
FamilySalticidae
GenusMyrmarachne
SpeciesM. formicaria
Photographed in
Greece
India