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Oxyopes lynx spider

Oxyopes nigripalpis

Description:

Oxyopes nigripalpis occurs in the Mediterranean area,and it is a very common Greek spoder species. Like other lynx spiders, they are easily recognizable by the six larger eyes arranged hexagonally on top of the head (prosoma), with the remaining smaller two eyes in front. They are also characterized by long spine-like bristles (setae) on their legs.They are ambush predators, actively hunting prey by sight. Though they produce and use silk, they do not build webs to capture prey. This male was spotted on the wall of a house, cleaning its left front leg. Photographed in Tzoumerka mountains National park, Epirus region, Greece.



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Αποκεντρωμένη Διοίκηση Ηπείρου - Δυτικής Μακεδονίας, Greece

Lat: 39.48, Long: 21.20

Spotted on Aug 1, 2017
Submitted on Aug 8, 2017

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