Crab spiders of the genus Amyciaea are excellent mimics of Weaver Ants (Oecophylla), their preferred prey. In this manner they are able to both avoid predators and easily approach within striking distance of the ants. Halmahera, North Maluku, Indonesia.
- © Chien C. Lee
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Arachnida, Araneae, Araneomorphae, Batesian mimicry, Entelegynae, Halmahera, Indonesia, Moluccas, Southeast Asia, Thomisidae, Thomisoidea, aggressive mimicry, animal, arachnid, arthropod, crab spider, defensive mimicry, fauna, insect-eating, insectivore, insectivorous, invertebrate, mimic, mimicry, predator, predatory, protective mimicry, rainforest, spider, tropical
- Contained in galleries
- Mimicry, Sulawesi & Moluccas, Other Invertebrates