Ant Mimic Spider (Myrmarachne sp.)
Some species of spiders have evolved to mimic ants. They hold their front legs aloft and wave them to copy the antennae of ants. By doing this, they deter predators, including other ants.
L. Shyamal, Wikipedia Commons

Ant Mimic Spider (Myrmarachne sp.)

Some species of spiders have evolved to mimic ants. They hold their front legs aloft and wave them to copy the antennae of ants. By doing this, they deter predators, including other ants.

L. Shyamal, Wikipedia Commons

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