Because of their great similarity to ants, and because the spiders are found in leaf litter of chilcal, they may be generalized mimics of any myrmicine
Suggestively, a similar defensive posture against attacking scuttle flies has been reported from a variety of genera of Myrmicine
ants (Feener, 1987, 1988; Feener and Brown, 1992; Porter et al.
ants (Messor and Tetramorium), on the other hand, latency for large ants was significantly longer than for small ants (LME, [F.
Ants of the genus Aphaenogaster construct a Type-I nest that is intermediate in size and turnover between the long-lived (Type II) structures typical of Myrmicine
species of the Northern Hemisphere, and the tiny Type-I structures with a high turnover described by Hughes (1991).
Only Holcencyrtus wheeleri (Ashmead) (referred to as Pheidaloxenus wheeleri), found in nests of the myrmicine
ants Pheidole tepicana Pergande (referred to as P.
elegans (Simon 1873) to paralyze myrmicine
ants, Messor sp.
The ant larvae of the myrmicine