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Eden Pest Knows Bugs: There are Over 100 Species of Spiders that Mimic Ants

Ant mimic

Over 100 species of spiders have evolved to look and act like ants, and some have similar pheromones. These spiders often walk with their front pair of legs above their heads so they look like antennae and then try hide their large abdomens behind bark or leaves. This tactic helps the spiders trick predators and, in some cases, prey on unsuspecting ants.

 

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