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Spider Photos - Lynx Spiders (3)

Here's my third page of photos of Lynx spiders. Click here for Page 1.  Click here for Page 2. Many thanks for allowing us to use the photos sent in. All photos are copyright to their owners and may not be reproduced without permission. Please choose a section.
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LYNX SPIDERS

Green Lynx Spider (Peucetia viridans)
Lynx spiders get their name from the way that they sometimes pounce on their prey in a catlike fashion. These spiders spend their time hunting for insects in bushes and low plants. They are fast runners, but can occasionally be seen lying in wait for prey beside flowers. They build no web for prey capture, but they do release a silk dragline as they hunt among leaves.
Look For: Bright green, cream, or tan body; legs are yellow with black spines.
Length: 5/8".
Habitat: Fields, woods.

Range: Southern U.S.
Bite: While the Green Lynx spider aggressively attacks its insect prey, it very seldom bites humans.
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22 November, 2007:
We home school in LA. My daughter, Mary (9) found this spider on our badminton net. Her sister Camille (12) took this photo. They found your site and were able to identify it as a green lynx. May kids contribute?
Love the site.
 
 

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11 November, 2007:
Aloha Glen, I found this little guy about 7-10mm on one of my plants in the garden. I live on the Island of Kauai in Hawaii and I was just trying to research to find out more about it. There really isn't too much information on Hawaii spiders other than the cane and wolf spiders. I think your website is fantastic and I am guessing that the one I found is a Lynx spider. I'd be glad to hear your thoughts if you have time. Thank you. Aloha, Uri

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13 October, 2007:
Here is a neat pic of a lynx spider taken in Arkansas.
 

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13 October, 2007:
These Green Lynx Spiders were photographed at Pamlico Community College in Grantsboro, North Carolina on October 9-11, 2007.

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13 October, 2007:
Me and my mother have two cool looking green lynx spiders on her white rose bush. They both are on their egg sacks and will not leave them, no matter how I poke at them. I can even pet them and they do not mind. We have a few pictures for your web site, but do not know how to get them on there. so here they are. they are not that great but they are good enough. Thanx.


 

PS Are you sure this one is a lynx spider, the egg sacs look a lot like brown widow sacs and the spider from the little I can see does too!! I wouldn't be petting it if it is!!
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1 October, 2007:
 

I recently observed a Lynx spider on a rosemary plant in my herb garden in Middle Tennessee and got photo that I thought you might like to share.
John
 

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30 September, 2007:
Hi, here are a couple of Green Lynx pictures I took this weekend in Huntsville, Tx. Thanks, Cheryl

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2 September, 2007:
Until I took this photo, I had never seen a green lynx in any other  color but green. She must have eaten petals to dye herself to match the  ironweed. I have two other photos of this spider. You can use it for a  credit, or a link to one of my websites. I am a freelance writer/photographer, author of Waltz on the Wild Side -  An Animal Lover's Journal, and someday, if I can have your attention, I  will describe a spider of frightening proportions that was caught  between my window panes above the air conditioner. I live in northwest  Florida, 17 miles from Panama City. We have lots of interesting  insects. Have a wonderful photo of Phidippus Regina (I'm not sure I
spelled that right), the largest of our jumping spiders. She looks like  she's dressed in chinchilla on a cattail. Wonderful site, and I will share it with others. May Lattanzio
www.thelensflare.com/u_may.php
http://www.jpgmag.com/people/mazie

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26 August, 2007:
I recently came across your site. It is great.
I am enclosing a photo of a spider from my yard. I live in northern California. Is this a Lynx with lots of babies?
Thanks, Vij

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26 August, 2007:
I was getting the mail and looking over my Lantana this afternoon when I saw a shape that was definitely NOT a Lantana. :D It turned out to be the most beautiful green, long-bodied spider with bristly legs. I quickly found my sister's camera and irritated the spider by chasing it around and around the lantana stalk taking its picture several times.
I could tell right away this was no web-weaver, judging by the agile and tense way it moved around the flower. It was also BIG! Its body alone was at least an inch, and its long legs were probably 3 1/2" if stretched out. Thanks to your great site I now know it was a common Green Lynx spider. Here are some of the photos I took, you may use them on your site in any way you like. I live in southern South Carolina. Thank you!-Vori S.

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Reply: It's a lynx spider.

24 August, 2007:
Unidentified spider... what is it? My wife must know! 

 

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5 August, 2007:
Thank you for such a helpful website. My son and I love to take pictures of insects and try to identify them. We moved to North Carolina and had never seen so many different species of insects. We originated for California (LA area). We’ve included a couple of pictures. Thank you again, Maria and David

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27 July, 2007:
Glen, I thought you might be able to use these on your site. Rick Miller

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7 May, 2007:
Glen, I recently took some photos of a green lynx spider in my yard. Its wine-colored spots stand out nicely against the green body. Thought you might be able to use them or add them to your archives on the website. Anyone can use them who wishes! I have lots more.
Rick. Click for a larger view.

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7 May, 2007:
From Garland, TX. I love how his markings make him look like his fangs are VERY long. At least I hope those are just markings....  In a perfect world, he would have hung out on one of my newly blooming iris, but he chose this dried up mess of old iris instead. Have to work with what they give us, I suppose.
 Cathy. Click for a larger view.

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28 December, 2006:
Hey, this spider was chillin in my garden so i had to shoot it..with my camera i mean..haha....Cody, SoCal

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14 December, 2006:
Hi Glen
These are two pictures of a lynx spider I found in my garden (Cape Town, South Africa) a little while ago. You are more than welcome to use them on your site if they meet the standard. I have them in higher res forms if you like. Jason Suter

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31 October, 2006:
Here are a few pictures of a green spider that I took on my vines. We are
located in Fallbrook, CA. The babies started moving around today.
Judy

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22 October, 2006:

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20 October, 2006:
Thankfully I ran across your website, and was able to identlify this spider, I took this picture after the mama spider made her egg sac. One question though, is this spider poisonous? Go ahead and use my picture if you would like! Thanks, Crystal
Foert Rucker, Alabama

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20 October, 2006:
My friend found this on the tip of her finger while gardening.. it looks like a green lynx but has more red in it. Am I correct? THANK YOU AND I LOVE THE SITE!!
Carrie Lopez, Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA

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24 September, 2006:

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24 September, 2006:

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24 September, 2006:
Thanks to your amazing website, I was able to identify a spider that has been a daily visitor to my hummingbird feeders. I have been observing him/her for about two weeks. I'm not sure how good the photo shows the spider with it's catch, but I now know why this beautiful specimen sits perched for hours on the bottom of the feeder. Once it caught the wasp it moved to a nearby hanging plant, I'm guessing to devour it's kill.
Jami in Arkansas

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21 September, 2006:
Glen, this almost looks like a young Green Lynx I found on our Orchid plant outside, what do you think? - Jason 
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17 September, 2006:
I was trimming my butterfly bush today when I ran upon this. It's not as clear as I'd like it, but I thought you might want to put it on your site.
Take care!
Sheila

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17 September, 2006:
Glen, I just love your website! My husband bought me a new camera where I can now take macro shots of bugs, etc. I have been shooting all weekend so far.   I've also attached a photo of a green lynx. I've never seen one turn brownish-red like this one did. Maybe it's pregnant? She stays in my Indian Blanket flowers and blends in VERY well.  
Thanks! Sheila Bragg
Savannah, GA
USA

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3 August, 2006:
Here are some more spider pics from La Mesa,Ca. A lynx spider [looks like a male] and a couple of these comb-footed species which I wrongly thought were brown widows. [by the way, thanks for your email reply] I'm using a cheap 2 meg fujifilm camera so the quality is not so great,but still... If you can use them please do so. Roy
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27 June, 2006:
Hi Glen,
I, too, ran across your web-site while trying to identify the green lynx. I recently moved from Kansas where we had Wolf Spiders but when I moved to the Waco, TX area I found them to be on steroids. I guess it's true "everything's bigger in Texas." My finger is approx. 2 3/4" long in the picture with the Wolf. Thanks, Glenda

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15 June, 2006

Hello I love your sight !
However i did not see my leggy friend on here, I found this spider on my husbands boat. we were in the middle of the Grand traverse Bay so i photgraphed him, thnm flicked him to the fishies! Can you tell me what he/she is? I am in Northern Michigan He was found at the end of May. I hope you can help me Please reply
Thank you for your time
Jessi

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7 January, 2006
This is a Spider that resides in Spring, Texas. What is it and is the only place this is found ?
Thank You,
Tom Johnson

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20 October, 2005:
Hi today as we were outside at the playground, we saw this spider and it looks like maybe it had a sac of babies(possibly). So I took out my camera and took some close up's. I love your site and figured I would send this in, this site has helped me out a lot since we have moved to texas.
Dawn
Kingsville, Texas

 

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21 September, 2005:
I think..Green Lynx? Dave B, San Antonio, Texas

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9 August, 2005:
Hi. I have contributed to this site in the past and thought I would send along another picture you could use. I live in Tampa and that's where the photo was taken.
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29 October, 2004:
Hi. My name is Jennifer Hand and I teach biology at Cairo High School in Cairo, GA. I noticed this spider (green lynx) in our outdoor classroom and took these pictures. I thought you could use it for your site. The female spider is guarding the young, but I was curious about some of the other spider remains. I thought maybe it was the remains of the male, but I am beginning to think it is a molted exoskeleton of the female. Do the females eat the male after mating? My class and I are curious...so could you help us out? Thanks, Jennifer

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28 October, 2004:
I'm not sure how to upload to your site other than this. I just thought this pic turned out very well. I've been watching this spider before it even laid its eggs. Now they are hatched, and the mother is sucking on a bee. Taken in Rancho Bernardo, Southern California 10/26/04. Hope you like...
-Dan Kuffrey

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15 October, 2004:
I'm sending you my best spider pics from the last couple months. Thought you might like to have them for your image library, maybe display a couple in the "known" spider pages. I'm getting better at capturing close-ups. One of these days I'll get a real good shot of that Jumper. Until then... Keep up the good work, I love your site! Cheers, Terry Lucas
Lakewood, Ca.
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5 October, 2004:
I am embarrased to admit that I have been searching online for this particular spider for a while now. I came across your site and was pleased. I was wondering if anyone could identify this? I live in Gainesville, GA. I found it in our butterfly bushes with its egg sack and I'm assuming its a female. Please help me out. Thank you for your time.

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5 September, 2004:
Greets Glen,
Here's a couple shots of a green Lynx spider I took this morning. He likes to sit on the Salvia and wait for moths and bees and the like, and jumps and grabs them. He's fast, real fast. Anyways, Love the site, Thanks.
Cheers,
TL (So. Cal.)

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29 August, 2004
I found this Spider in my garage located in Flower Mound, Texas, a suburb north of Dallas, Texas. Can you tell me what type of spider it is? Best Regards, Raymond Grubbs
cpbsolutions@comcast.net
Reply: Looks like a lynx spider.

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16 June, 2003:
Bee ware! Green lynx spider with honey bee.
barb

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16 June, 2003:
This is a nice shot of a Green Lynx spider (Peucetia viridans) with a flower bee. You can see her egg sac in the background. The small bumps on the sac are spiderlings. This animal was very depleted and thin, due in part I think to her selected location, which was mostly in the shade all day. Another female lynx had an egg sac in a pine tree which was in a sunny spot, and she was quite robust in comparison.

Green Lynx spiders are unique in that the females have been observed spitting venom to protect their eggs. I stayed out of spitting range!

barb

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16 June, 2003:
This is the Green Lynx spider who nested in the pine tree. As you can see, she is much more robust than the other spider who lived in the  shaded part of the yard. Her egg sac is visible below. She wove some of the pine needles together behind it, and the hatchlings took shelter in  it after leaving the egg sac.
barb

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16 June, 2003:
This is a young Green Lynx spider on a Nigella flower.
This is probably the offspring of the Pine Tree lynx of last winter, as it's only a couple of meters away from the pine tree.

barb

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