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Ant-Mimicry in Panamanian Clubionid and Salticid Spiders (Araneae: Clubionidae, Salticidae)

Jonathan Reiskind
Biotropica
Vol. 9, No. 1 (Mar., 1977), pp. 1-8
DOI: 10.2307/2387854
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2387854
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Ant-Mimicry in Panamanian Clubionid and Salticid Spiders (Araneae: Clubionidae, Salticidae)
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Abstract

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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