So, what do you think this fellow here is? Well, with a mandible that big, it certainly isnt an ant even if it looks like one. I had featured earlier, a species of spider which imitates ants, this one is a different species, a red ant-spider (Myrmarachne plataleoide)
Of course the intended model that it mimics is the weaver ant (above)
Although it has eyes in front, which is typical of spiders, it also has a eyes on the side of its head, which is similar to those of the weaver ant.
This species also has two black dots on the tip of its mandible – These black dots , at a quick glance also pass off as eyes. Perhaps these dots are to frighten away predators.
This particular specimen is a male ant-spider. The female does not possess such a big mandibleand thus is even more passable as a weaver ant.
You can see from the below image how ant-like it looks from the side (except for those long maxillae)
All images were obtained with a Minolta 100mm f2.8 Macro D lens coupled to a Sony A550 dSLR camera. Post processing was limited to contrast and brightness adjustment and cropping as required.