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Aphantochilus

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Kingdom  Animalia
Suborder  Araneomorphae
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Spider
Class  Arachnida
Family  Thomisidae
Rank  Genus
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Similar  Amyciaea, Misumenoides, Camaricus, Epicadus, Coriarachne

Aranha formiga aphantochilus rogersi


Aphantochilus is a small genus of ant-mimicking crab spiders from Central and South America.

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The three known species mimic ants of the genus Cephalotes (probably C. atratus), which are their preferred prey.

A. rogersi is a polymorphic mimic: some individuals use C. atratus as a model species, while others resemble C. pusillus. Individuals of A. rogersi have been observed carrying ant carcasses.

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Species

  • Aphantochilus cambridgei Canals, 1933 (Argentina)
  • Aphantochilus inermipes Simon, 1929 (Brazil)
  • Aphantochilus rogersi O. P.-Cambridge, 1870 (Panama to Paraguay)

  • Aphantochilus Ant mimicking spider Aphantochilus rogersi Found during Flickr
    Aphantochilus Aphantochilus rogersi 3 Ecuador Pastaza Junio 2014 Aphant Flickr
    Aphantochilus The Ant that Wasn39t Aphantochilus rogersi
    Aphantochilus Cephalotes Ant mimicking spider with prey Aphantochilus r Flickr
    Aphantochilus Cephalotes ant mimicking spider Aphantochilus rogersi 8 Flickr
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    References

    Aphantochilus Wikipedia


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