The comparative study of the predatory behaviour of Myrmarachne, ant-like jumping spiders (Araneae: Salticidae)

@article{Jackson1994TheCS,
  title={The comparative study of the predatory behaviour of Myrmarachne, ant-like jumping spiders (Araneae: Salticidae)},
  author={R. Jackson and M. B. Willey},
  journal={Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society},
  year={1994},
  volume={110},
  pages={77-102}
}
The predatory behaviour of 31 species of Myrmarachne, ant-like salticids, was studied in the laboratory and the field. The ant-like morphology and locomotion of these spiders appears to function primarily in Batesian mimicry. No evidence was found of Myrmarachne feeding on ants. However, predatory sequences were found to differ considerably from those typical of salticids. Instead of stalking and leaping on prey, Myrmarachne lunged at prey from close range. Myrmarachne used its legs I to tap… Expand
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