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Friday, April 16, 2010

Red and black ant-mimic jumping spider!

Yes, another ant-mimic jumping spider. Another first for me. Not seen this red and black type of ant-mimic jumping spider before.

Surely it's a mimicry of the Tetraponera rufonigra ant? That ant is also known as semut selangor, or MC Ant in Malaysia :D...yes..there are people who intentionally get themselves bitten by the ants just to get a medical certificate in order to get a day off work :D.

thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2009/4/17/nation/3700...

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Another ant-mimic! :D ........IMG_3188 copy

Another ant-mimic! :D ........IMG_3193 (2) copy

Another ant-mimic! :D ........IMG_3175 (2) copy

Another ant-mimic! :D ........IMG_3179 copy

If you would like to see more spiders, check these out:

1. Ant-mimic crab spider eating weaver ant
2. More ant-mimic spiders
3. Wonderful jumping spiders
4. Ant-mimic crab spider - mating!
5. Male red ant-mimic jumping spider
6. Tropical spiders
7. Jumping spider life cycle
8. Lichen huntsman life cycle

All images shot with a Canon 40D, Canon MPE65 1X-5X macro lens and Canon MT24EX Twin Flash with DIY Diffuser.

4 comments:

  1. You sure have some amazing jumping spiders in Malaysia.

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  2. Thanks. Yeah..we're lucky:D

    Still, there are many bugs on my wish list:

    1. scorpion fly http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scorpion_fly
    2. mantid fly http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mantis_fly
    3. bee fly http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bee_fly
    4. red eyed tree frog http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_eyed_tree_frog
    5. wild orchid mantis http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orchid_mantis
    6. lantern bug (hehe...copycat ) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aphaeninae
    7. hummingbird...or at least a hummingbird moth which i saw just now!!! (June 11, 2009, 7pm) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hummingbird_moth
    8. jewel wasp http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewel_wasp
    9. owl fly http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owl_fly
    10. windscorpion http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windscorpion
    11. lacewing (found one but got 2 bad shots only ( ) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lacewing
    12. mayfly http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mayfly
    13. snakefly http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snakefly

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  3. awesome hybrid! hehe...once upon a time... ...as told by sam...hehe..

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  4. HJW...LOL..a spider transformer! :D

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