Amyciaea forticeps is a spider that mimics weaver ants (Oecophylla sp) . The spider holds the first pair of legs in the air to make them look like the weaver ant antennae. Two black spots on the spider abdomen mimic the compound eyes of ants. These spiders stay a distance from the social ants by hanging from silken threads and bite ants on the head before feeding on the paralysed preys. It is easy to mistake the spider for an ant. Soh Kam Yung’s sharp observation netted him these three beautiful photographs of a crab spider feeding on a weaver ant prey.
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