Thaumastochilus termitomimus

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Thaumastochilus termitomimus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Suborder: Araneomorphae
Family: Zodariidae
Genus: Thaumastochilus
Species: T. termitomimus
Binomial name
Thaumastochilus termitomimus
Jocqué, 1994

Thaumastochilus termitomimus is a spider species of the Zodariidae family. Unlike other zodariid spiders, which mostly hunt and sometimes look like ants, T. termitomimus mimics termites.

Distribution[edit]

T. termitomimus occurs in South Africa.

References[edit]

  • Jocqué R. (1994). A termite mimicking spider: Thaumastochilus termitomimus n. sp. (Araneae, Zodariidae). J. afr. Zool. 108:321-327.