Meat Ant Mimicking Spider - Storena sp.

Family Zodariidae

This page contains pictures and information about Meat Ant Mimicking Spiders that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Body length 10mm
This ground hunting spider has the body colour scheme same as the Meat Ants. The white patterns on it abdomen make it looks like to have the three body segment and a narrow waist of an ant. This spider runs quickly on forest floor.  
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1. A Guide to Australian Spiders - Densey Clyne, Melbourne, Nelson 1969, p46.
2. Hetaerica scenicaThe Find-a-spider Guide for Australian Spiders, University of Southern Queensland, 2009.

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Last updated: October 13, 2009.