Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The Mimicry of Spiders

The Mimicry of Spiders from Zebra stripes and orange pom-poms to Malaysian Spiders.

Some salticidae have evolved to mimic ants. By doing so, they can avoid predators and ant attacks - this is a big threat to these small forager hunters. They form the Myrmarachne genus. As ants have 6 legs ant 2 antennae, these spiders keep the front legs over the head imitating the antennae. What they can't hide is the number of eyes, look to the head and you will see two big eyes like ants and in the front of the head four or six more eyes.

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