MACNBR   00242
MUSEO ARGENTINO DE CIENCIAS NATURALES "BERNARDINO RIVADAVIA"
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
artículos
Título:
Ant mimicry in the spider Myrmecotypus iguazu (Araneae: Corinnidae), with notes about myrmecomorphy in spiders
Autor/es:
RUBIO GONZALO; ARBINO OSVALDO; CUSHING PAULA E.
Revista:
JOURNAL OF ARACHNOLOGY
Editorial:
AMER ARACHNOLOGICAL SOC
Referencias:
Lugar: Nueva York; Año: 2013 vol. 41 p. 395 - 395
ISSN:
0161-8202
Resumen:
We describe the mimetic relationship between the ant-like spider Myrmecotypus iguazu Rubio & Arbino 2009 (Araneae: Corinnidae) and the carpenter ant Camponotus sericeiventris Gue┬┤rin (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), studied in a subtropical rainforest in Iguazu┬┤ National Park, Argentina. The morphological adaptations, aspects of coloration, and behavior responsible for the ant-like appearance in M. iguazu (the mimic) provide strong evidence that its model is C. sericeiventris. Both field observations and field and laboratory experiments suggest that this spider is a Batesian mimic.