The rear and of this Australian crab spider mimics the front end of Oecophylla green tree ants. The spider preys on ants that approach too closely. Cape Tribulation, Queensland, Australia.
The tropical Australian crab spider Amyciaea albomaculata mimics its prey, the green tree ant Oecophylla smaragdina. Cape Tribulation, Queensland, Australia.
An Ophiocordyceps lloydii var. lloydii ant-killing fungus sprouts two sexual fruiting bodies from the carcass of a Camponotus carpenter ant it has consumed. Armenia, Belize (Thanks to João Araújo for the identification)
A male Sydney funnel-web spider in threat display. Laboratory Animal at James Cook University in Queensland, Australia.
Jumping spiders have excellent vision. The large central eyes are like telescopes, providing detail at a distance, while the lateral eyes have a broad field and direct the central eyes to points of interest.
Portrait of a male Sydney funnel-web spider. Laboratory animal at James Cook University in Cairns, Queensland, Australia.
Latrodectus mactans - black widow
A female black widow Latrodectus mactans begins spinning a web from a twig. Photographed in captivity.
Tailless whip scorpion. Armenia, Cayo District, Belize.
A female funnel-web spider exudes venom in a threat display. This animal is used for studies of venom chemistry at James Cook University in Queensland, Australia.
Myrmecium latreillei ant mimic spider
The delicate build and sabre-like pedipalps of this Brazilian Myrmecium latreillei spider help it to mimic the painfully-stinging trap-jaw ants of the genus Odontomachus.
Ant Mimic Jumping Spider
With Tetraponera ant model. Kibale Forest, Uganda.
Centipedes can be excellent mothers. Here, a bark centipede guards her offspring in a rotting log. South Bristol, New York, USA.
Urbana, Illinois, USA.
Portrait of a male nursery web spider. Canandaigua, New York, USA.
Armenia, Cayo District, Belize.
Belizean Cinnamon Tarantula. Armenia, Cayo District, Belize.
Portrait of a Belize cinnamon tarantula, a species and genus endemic to Belize. Armenia, Cayo District, Belize.
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Portrait of a mouse spider. Laboratory animal at James Cook University in Cairns, Queensland, Australia.
Portrait of an eastern mouse spider. Laboratory animal at James Cook University in Cairns, Queensland, Australia.
Misumenoides formosipes - white-banded crab spider
South Bristol, New York, USA
A brown recluse spider. St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Lone star tick. The bite of this animal sometimes confers an allergy to meat, rendering bite victims vegetarian.
Australia's redback spider is a close relative of the black widow. Yandoit, Victoria, Australia.
Spider in Silhouette
Abstract portrait of a golden silk spider. Natural light. Cape Tribulation, Queensland, Australia.
This spider is such a convincing mimic of the tiger ant Neoponera villosa that I didn't notice it wasn't an ant until I was looking at the animal at this magnification. Jatun Sacha Reserve, Ecuador.
This unusual crab spider mimics the color, shape, size, and texture of the Cephalotes turtle ants it preys upon. Archidona, Napo, Ecuador.
A jumping spider makes a meal of a small odorous ant, Tapinoma sessile. Urbana, Illinois, USA.
Cape Tribulation, Queensland, Australia.