Ant-Mimicking Spider

November 10, 2010

One gets to see things in the most unexpected places. I went to see a 11-day-old baby, and I found this…Prashanth pointed it out to me in a plant that was in a flower-pot!

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At first sight, this looks like a weaver ant carrying another; it’s only when you look closely, and count the legs, that you realize it’s a spider!

here is the wiki

about ant-mimicry; apparently many creatures mimic ants!

A delightful and unexpected episode; thank you, ! Alas, the spider was moving too fast for me to get any good shots.