Here is your tricky animal fact of the day. This ant may look harmless enough, but it's NOT an ant! It's a species of ant mimicking spider. These tricksters move freely about in an ant colony and take an unsuspecting victim whenever they get the munchies. Other arthropods may even mimic ants just to blend in with them to avoid predation. There's even a word for the mimicry of ants by other organisms; myrmecomorphy. That's a mouthful!!! #aprilfools #ants #natureclub #spiders

Posted by Mel Grosvenor at 2021-03-30 12:42:25 UTC