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Amyciaea lineatipes
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Family: Thomisidae
Genus: Amyciaea
Simon, 1885
Type species
A. forticeps
(O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1873)

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Amyciaea is a genus of ant mimicking crab spiders that was first described by Eugène Louis Simon in 1885.

They mimic weaver ants, their preferred prey.


As of June 2020 it contains five species, found in Africa, Asia, and Oceania:

  • Amyciaea albomaculata (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1874)Australia, New Guinea
  • Amyciaea forticeps (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1873) (type) – India, China to Malaysia
  • Amyciaea hesperia Simon, 1895Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast
  • Amyciaea lineatipes O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1901Singapore, Indonesia (Sumatra)
  • Amyciaea orientalis Simon, 1909Vietnam
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