Twobanded antmimic

Twobanded antmimic, Credit: Eric Eaton

striped-fishing-dock-spider-dan-schneider_cutout_v3Description: A medium-sized, slender, ant-like spider. Female 6.7 – 8.8 millimetres, male 5.7 – 6.8 millimetres. The body is overall dark brownish red with two white bands on the abdomen’s front half. Segments of legs further from body are lighter in colour.

Habitat: Leaf litter and under rocks and wood in forested areas, has also been found in more open areas such as grasslands and sand dunes.

Twobanded antmimic, Credit: Tom Murray CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Twobanded antmimic, Credit: Tom Murray CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Twobanded antmimic, Credit: Eric Eaton

Twobanded antmimic, Credit: Eric Eaton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Range: Eastern North America

Seasonality: Females year-round, males in summer

Trivia: Often observed with ants, day or night. This species increases its similarity to ants by waving their front legs in the air when pausing (to resemble antennae).