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.

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.


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