MIMETIDAE Pirate spiders

Pirate spiders typically feed on other spiders. They can be recognized by the rows of spine-like hairs on their long front legs; the rows consist of a long spine, followed by a series of progressively shorter ones. Mimetidae usually hunt by picking at the strands on their prey's web to simulate the movements of either a trapped insect or a potential mate. When their prey comes to investigate, they are instead captured and eaten.


Australomimetus spp and other Mimetids
These spiders, not making webs of their own, are usually found on foliage but are sometimes found in the webs of the spiders they are seeking as... 


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