Investigating the Spider That Masquerades as an Ant

professor Jennifer Apple looks for the spider in Europe.

Jennifer Apple, associate professor of biology. (Photo courtesy of Jeff Over)

It looks like an ant you see on your deck railing or crawling across a leaf or down the stem of a plant. But it’s not an ant—it’s a spider—that wasn’t spotted in the United States until 2001.

Associate professor of biology Jennifer Apple first noticed the spiders in the college’s own Spencer J. Roemer Arboretum.

Read the entire story in the current issue of the Geneseo Scene.