Myrmarachne formicaria

Myrmarachne formicaria
Myrmarachne formicaria
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Myrmarachne formicaria is a species of jumping spider (family Salticidae). It mimics an ant. It is one of the few species in the genus Myrmarachne that is found outside the tropics.

Myrmarachne formicaria

Myrmarachne formicaria

Is Myrmarachne formicaria harmful?

There is no data about harmful of this species. Don't forget to be careful.

Sientific classification

kingdom: Animalia
phylum: Arthropoda
class: Arachnida
order: Araneae
family: Salticidae
genus: Myrmarachne


The species name formicaria means "ant-like" in Latin.


M. formicaria has a palearctic distribution and has been introduced to the United States. It was first recorded in the United States on 16 August 2001 in Trumbull County, Ohio. Since then, it has spread to Pennsylvania and New York.