Two new ant-mimicking spiders (Araneae: Salticidae) from Costa Rica


en European Journal of Taxonomy 852 (31) - Pages 31-42

Published on 14 December 2022

During a recent investigation of ant-mimicking arthropods in Costa Rica, two new species of salticid spiders were discovered. Here, I provide descriptions of the two species, Myrmapana costaricaensis sp. nov. and Corcovetella galianoae sp. nov. The former species has two forms; the dark form resembles Neoponera ants, while the light form resembles Pseudomyrmex ants. Corcovetella galianoae resembles Camponotus ants.


Batesian mimicry, Corcovetella, Myrmapana

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