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11-01-10

Mescal, Arizona
Canon Powershot SX10 IS

Green Lynx Spider

Information copied from From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Description
The female reaches a body length of 22 millimeters (0.87 in); the more slender male averages 12 millimeters (0.47 in). There usually is a red patch between the eyes, with red spots over the body. The eye region is clothed with white appressed hairs. The legs are green to yellow, with very long black spines, and covered with black spots. It is rather similar to P. longipalpis, the other Peucetia species to occur in the United States.

Gravid females are able to change their color to fit their background. This takes about 16 days

Habits
The female constructs one to four 2-centimeter (0.8 in) egg sacs in September and October, each containing 25 to 600 bright orange eggs, which she guards, usually hanging upside down from a sac and attacking everything that comes near. The eggs hatch after about two weeks, and after another two weeks fully functional spiderlings emerge from the sac. They pass through eight instars to reach maturity. this non venomous spider is usually found on foilage

Human Interest
The green lynx spider very seldom bites humans, and its bite is harmless2 though painful.3 It is primarily of interest for its use in agricultural pest management, for example in cotton fields. The spiders have been observed to hunt several moth species and their larvae, including some of the most important crop pests, such as the bollworm moth (Heliothis zea), the cotton leafworm moth (Alabama agrillacea) and the cabbage looper moth (Trichoplusia ni). However, they also prey on beneficial insects, such as honey bees

This species occurs in the southern United States,Some parts in Northern California, Central America, the West Indies, and Venezuela.

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Comments

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47about 4 years ago

    What a fine looking fellow! A Christmas Spider if there ever was one. Love the apparently zany expression….

  • Yes, I agree Sheila….Thank you!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • LimbozArt
    LimbozArtabout 4 years ago

    Gorgeous critter…love the colours – it’s my first time seeing such a spider. Thanks for sharing this gem.

  • No problem, I love sharing information about the critters I capture! Thank you so very much!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 4 years ago

  • gabbielizzie
    gabbielizzieabout 4 years ago

    I liked this so much… Guess what?

    CONGRATULATIONS
    uuu,yuck.. he’s kinda spooky idk why he does but something about it…

  • LOL, I can see that, but he was not that freaky.. Thank you so much for the feature Gabbie, I am stoked!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Rachael Talibart
    Rachael Talibartabout 4 years ago

    I wish all spiders looked this colourful – great catch

  • Right? Thank you Rachael so very much!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Janice Carter
    Janice Carterabout 4 years ago

    Good one! Love these little guys!

  • Thank you naturebug, I appreciate that!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Penny Odom
    Penny Odomabout 4 years ago

    Cool Looking :) Great capture!

  • Thank you Penny!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELabout 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your wonderful feature, brilliant work and well deserved.

  • Thank you!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyabout 4 years ago

    wow! creepy! I checked and I can say you have a beautiful collection. we can feel in your pictures that you are a nature lover… and what a beautiful smile you have! lol

  • Awww, thank you so much for your lovely comment! I appreciate that! Yes Ma’am I am a nature lover and try to capture what I can when I can to the best of my ability! Thank you!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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