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Ant mimic - Peckhamia picata - male

Ant mimic - Peckhamia picata - Male
Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA
May 25, 2011
Size: 4.7mm
It used its second pair of legs like ants use their antennae.

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Moved from Jumping Spiders.

Excellent photos!
I wish the majority of the Salticidae photos were nearly this good. I think this is a male Peckhamia picata. There is a very thorough description in the Peckhams' 1909 revision of the Salticidae.

Thank you
so much for the ID. I found the 1909 paper online and their leg description fits my spider very well. It also has the black and shiny posterior part of the abdomen. With 4.7mm my spider is a bit too large for a male P.picata. I am pretty sure about the size because I photograph the spider with manual focus and next photograph a ruler with same setting.

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