All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Ant Mimic Spider</strong>
<em>Peckhamia pictata</em>
Oak Ridge, TN
May 4, 2008

I'd seen drawings and photos of these spiders in books, so I recognized it when I found it while hiking at Haw Ridge. It is amazing how much these spiders look...
Ant Mimic Spider
Peckhamia pictata
Oak Ridge, TN
May 4, 2008

I'd seen drawings and photos of these spiders in books, so I recognized it when I found it while hiking at Haw Ridge. It is amazing how much these spiders look and act like an ant. The constriction between the cephalothorax and the abdomen looks just like that of an ant. I noticed the spider moved its front legs the way an ant does its antennae.

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