Synageles venator is a species of ant-like jumping spider. It occurs in the Palearctic region and Canada, and is also found in North Africa. In Central Europe it is the most common ant-like jumping spider.
These spiders are virtually indistinguishable from ants, even for humans looking at them rather closely. They move rapidly like an ant, and even raise their second pair of legs like an ant's antennae. Hand-raised tits that had never come in contact with ants ate spiders of this species readily. However, after their first encounters with real ants, and the nauseating effect of their formic acid, they refrained from eating S. venator.
The first records of Myrmarachne formicaria (Araneae, Salticidae) in the Americas.(SHORT COMMUNICATION)(Report)
May 01, 2006; ABSTRACT. A population of Myrmarachne formicaria has been discovered in northeastern Ohio. There is reason to believe that this...