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Ant-Mimicry in Panamanian Clubionid and Salticid Spiders (Araneae: Clubionidae, Salticidae)
Vol. 9, No. 1 (Mar., 1977), pp. 1-8
Published by: Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2387854
Page Count: 8
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Thirteen species of clubionid and salticid ant-mimicking spiders studied on Barro Colorado Island in Panama are listed with their model ants, if known. The mimicry is "proven" in five (possibly six) cases by associating specific mimetic structures of the mimic with unique characteristics of its model ant. Adaptations for mimicry are discussed with special attention given to the antennal illusion.
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