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Sphecotypus niger

Sphecotypus niger

The spider Sphecotypus niger is an astonishingly accurate mimic of Pachycondyla villosa, both in form and in movement. The resemblance presumably protects the spider from predators, as its ant model has an extraordinarily painful sting. Jatun Sacha reserve, Napo, Ecuador

ant mimic spiderBatesian mimicrytropical spidersCorrinidae