But this is different - this is eating! Yes, an ant-mimic crab spider with prey! Unfortunately, the spider dropped its food soon after I took a few shots so these are all I've got!
It's clear that the mimicry is for predation. The weaver ants must be quite silly though to fall for a mimicry like that.
I mean, look at the spider's big head and forehead - it's too big and too cute to pass as a weaver ant! Did I mention the spider has a big butt too? :D
All images shot with a Canon 40D, Canon MPE65 1X-5X macro lens and Canon MT24EX Twin Flash with DIY Diffuser.
If you would like to see more spiders, check these out:
1. Red and black ant-mimic jumping spider
2. More ant-mimic spiders
3. Wonderful jumping spiders
4. Ant-mimic crab spider - mating!
5. Male red ant-mimic jumping spider