Complex display behaviour during the intraspecific interactions of myrmecomorphic jumping spiders (Araneae, Salticidae)

  title={Complex display behaviour during the intraspecific interactions of myrmecomorphic jumping spiders (Araneae, Salticidae)},
  author={Ximena J. Nelson and Robert R. Jackson},
  journal={Journal of Natural History},
  pages={1659 - 1678}
Jumping spiders (Salticidae) are known for their elaborate vision‐based display behaviour, and a sizeable minority of the species in this large family resemble ants. The display repertoire of two ant‐like salticid species from the Philippines is investigated. Myrmarachne assimilis is a specialist ant mimic, closely matching the appearance of the weaver ant Oecophylla smaragdina. Myrmarachne bakeri is a generalist mimic, which, although ant‐like, is not a close match to any sympatric ant species… 

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