Saw this spider while lounging out in the lawn of a hotel in Pokhara and after seeing its eyes that i recognized it as a spider.
spider in nepal

Ant-mimic Spider

Common Name: Ant-mimic Spider
Scientific Name: 
Size: 10mm 
Location: Dam side, Pokhara, Nepal


Spotting mimic spiders are very hard and I had my first look at a mimic spider in a garden of a hotel in Pokhara. Fairly small and certainly got the mimicry dialed it certainly had its purposed stated out. The reason behind the mimicry is both as a defense against the ants and also to get to the larva of the ants.

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  1. Bronwyn

    I can’t believe you even noticed this and realized it was a spider!!! do they move like ants too?

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