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Green Lynx Spider(Female)

Peucetia viridana

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.

Habitat:

This species of spider found in India and Myanmar. This spider is normally found in shrubs..

Notes:

The green lynx spider very seldom bites humans, and its bite is harmless though painful. 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.

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9 Comments

Sumukha Javagal
Sumukha Javagal 8 years ago

Thank u very much MayraSpringmann..:-)

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 8 years ago

Wow! Fantastic capture!

Sumukha Javagal
Sumukha Javagal 8 years ago

Thank u very much YogeshSave..:-)

YogeshSave
YogeshSave 8 years ago

Superb!!!

Sumukha Javagal
Sumukha Javagal 8 years ago

Thanks Jeannette..:-)

Jeannette
Jeannette 8 years ago

The juvenile is lovely, the adult is a bit scary :)

Lovely shots...

Sumukha Javagal
Sumukha Javagal 8 years ago

Thanks AshishNimkar.. The first shot is of a juvenile and the second shot is of a fully grown Green Lynx..:-)

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Second shot is very cool..!!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Fantastic shots...

Sumukha Javagal
Spotted by
Sumukha Javagal

Karnataka, India

Spotted on Oct 12, 2011
Submitted on May 26, 2012

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