Myrmarachne formicaria

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Myrmarachne formicaria
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Subkingdom: Eumetazoa
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Section: Dionycha
Superfamily: Salticoidea
Family: Salticidae
Subfamily: Myrmarachninae
Genus: Myrmarachne
Species: M. formicaria
Subspecies: M. f. tyrolensis
Binomial name
Myrmarachne formicaria
(de Geer, 1778)

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 is a jumping spider that mimics an ant. It is one of the few species in genus Myrmarachne that is found outside the tropics.


The species name formicaria means "ant-like" in Latin.


M. formicaria has a palearctic distribution, and has been introduced to the USA.


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