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Genus Myrmarachne

Ant Mimic Jumping Spider - Myrmarachne formicaria - male Myrmarachne formicaria - male Myrmarachne formicaria Myrmarachne formicaria - male Myrmarachne formicaria? - Myrmarachne formicaria Myrmarachne formicaria? - Myrmarachne formicaria - male Myrmarachne formicaria - male Spider - Myrmarachne formicaria - male
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynes )
Family Salticidae (Jumping Spiders)
Genus Myrmarachne
Numbers
2 spp. (incl. one adventive) in our area, ~220 spp. worldwide(1)
Range
Worldwide, mostly tropics; by far most diverse in so./sw. Asia (~60%) & subsaharan Africa, with about a dozen spp. each in the Holarctic, the Neotropics, and Australasia(1)
M. albocincta is found only in the USA; M. formicaria is native to Europe and was recently discovered in Ohio.(1),(2)
Works Cited
1.The World Spider Catalog by Norman I. Platnick
2.Spiders of North America: An Identification Manual
D. Ubick, P. Paquin, P.E. Cushing and V. Roth (eds). 2005. American Arachnological Society.