Examples of mimicry are widely celebrated because of the remarkable physical similarities they entail. A new study shows how an ant-mimicking spider uses behaviour to create the illusion of antennae, while walking in a manner resembling ants following pheromone trails. Examples of mimicry are widely celebrated because of the remarkable physical similarities they entail. A new study shows how an ant-mimicking spider uses behaviour to create the illusion of antennae, while walking in a manner resembling ants following pheromone trails.

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Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2017.08.021
Journal Current Biology
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Sherratt, T. (2017). Behavioural Ecology: Spiders Play the Imitation Game. Current Biology, 27(19), R1074–R1076. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2017.08.021