Is there such a thing as 'flying ant day'?

To avoid being eaten, some jumping spiders pretend to be ants, a new study has found. Protective mimicry is a remarkable example of adaptive evolution: Moths can be colored like butterflies and grasshoppers may look like tiger beetles. While most mimicry studies focus on traits like color and shape, the researchers in this work used multiple high-speed cameras and behavioral experiments to pinpoint how the spider's movements mimic ants.

Is there such a thing as 'flying ant day'?

We're all used to ants sprouting wings and taking to the air during summer, but is there really such a thing as a "flying ant day"?

Tue 18 Jul 17 from BBC News

Spider waves its front legs like antennae to mimic warlike ants

This sneaky jumping spider performs antics to fool predators in what is an unusual example of mimicry through behaviour, rather than appearance

Tue 11 Jul 17 from Newscientist

Spider tricks predators into thinking it's an ANT 

Researchers from Cornell University in New York took high-speed videos of ant-jumper spiders in action, and found that they act like spiders to avoid being eaten by other spiders and insects. ...

Wed 12 Jul 17 from Daily Mail

To avoid getting eaten, spiders walk like ants

To avoid predation, some jumping spiders mimic the walk of ants, new research shows.

Fri 14 Jul 17 from UPI

Walking Like Ants Gives Spiders a Chance

Fri 14 Jul 17 from Laboratory Equipment

Walking like ants gives spiders a chance, Fri 14 Jul 17 from ScienceDaily

Walking like ants gives spiders a chance, Fri 14 Jul 17 from Eurekalert

Spider mimicry

Protective mimicry is seen in many animals, such as moths that develop coloured patches to appear like butterflies. Now a team of researchers from Cornell University has found that spiders ...

Sat 15 Jul 17 from The Hindu

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