Another in the plethora of Ain't the animal kingdom awesome?
This Ugandan jumping spider (top) would like you to think it's really a Tetraponera twig ant. Most birds and other vertebrate predators prefer not to eat stinging ants, so the spider may gain some protection from its fakery.
, usually the front legs are not only used to mimic the antennae but also used as sensors for finding prey.
Nice try, spider, but I notice you are lacking a petiole and thus are not an ant!! (Just learned about petioles and tubulation a moment ago over at's post)
Hopefully potential spider predators (If that indeed is the selective pressure involved here) don't know about ant morphology... ;-)
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