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Micaria
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Micaria is a genus of ground spiders of the family Gnaphosidae which is found in the Holarctic, Indomalayan, Australasian and Afrotropical zoogeographic regions. The genus was first described in 1851 by the Swedish zoologist Niklas Westring. The type species of the genus is Micaria fulgens.[1] These spiders often go by the common name of ant spiders due to their appearance which mimics ants. They hunt their prey on the ground and are mainly nocturnal, retiring to a retreat woven from silk during the day.[2]

Species

The following species are currently accepted by the World Spider Catalog.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Gen. Micaria Westring, 1851". World Spider Catalog. Natural History Museum Bern. Retrieved 28 September 2016..mw-parser-output cite.citation{font-style:inherit}.mw-parser-output q{quotes:"""""'"'"}.mw-parser-output code.cs1-code{color:inherit;background:inherit;border:inherit;padding:inherit}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-free a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/65/Lock-green.svg/9px-Lock-green.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-registration a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d6/Lock-gray-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-gray-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-subscription a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/aa/Lock-red-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-red-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration{color:#555}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription span,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration span{border-bottom:1px dotted;cursor:help}.mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{display:none;font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error{font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration,.mw-parser-output .cs1-format{font-size:95%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-left,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-left{padding-left:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-right,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-right{padding-right:0.2em}
  2. ^ "Family Gnaphosidae (Flat-bellied Ground Spiders)". Spiders of Sungai Tawau. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
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Micaria is a genus of ground spiders of the family Gnaphosidae which is found in the Holarctic, Indomalayan, Australasian and Afrotropical zoogeographic regions. The genus was first described in 1851 by the Swedish zoologist Niklas Westring. The type species of the genus is Micaria fulgens. These spiders often go by the common name of ant spiders due to their appearance which mimics ants. They hunt their prey on the ground and are mainly nocturnal, retiring to a retreat woven from silk during the day.

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