Myrmarachne formicaria

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Myrmarachne formicaria
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Family: Salticidae
Genus: Myrmarachne
M. formicaria
Binomial name
Myrmarachne formicaria
(de Geer, 1778)[1]

Aranea joblotii
Aranea formicaria
Attus formicarius
Attus formicoides
Salticus formicarius
Pyrophorus semirufus
Pyrophorus helveticus
Pyrophorus siciliensis
Attus helveticus
Pyrophorus austriacus
Saltica formicaria
Pyrophorus venetiarum
Pyrophorus flaviventris
Pyroderes formicarius
Pyroderes helveticus
Pyroderes semirufus
Pyroderes venetiarum
Pyroderes flaviventris
Toxeus formicarius
Myrmarachne jobloti
Myrmarachne joblotii

Myrmarachne formicaria appears to mimic Camponotus nearcticus.

Myrmarachne formicaria is a species of jumping spider (family Salticidae).[1] It mimics an ant. It is one of the few species in the genus Myrmarachne that is found outside the tropics.


The species name formicaria means "ant-like" in Latin.[citation needed]


M. formicaria has a palearctic distribution and has been introduced to the United States.[1] It has been found in the Greater Toronto Area of Canada as of 2015.[citation needed] The population is spreading and has reached at least as far as Stratford, Ontario as of May 2016, and Western NY as of 2016.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b c d "Taxon details Myrmarachne formicaria (De Geer, 1778)", World Spider Catalog, Natural History Museum Bern, retrieved 2017-04-03

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