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Green Lynx Spider

Peucetea viridans


Yellow and red spider with a long abdomen and long legs. The legs were speckled, and the head has a marking shaped like a peace sign.


Its web was on a really tall (5 or more feet) solitary weed in a field near a forest


It was a windy day and its web was waving around terribly. I thought it was weird that it would make its home on a spot so susceptible to the wind. The spider seemed aggressive, waving its legs around if we even came close to the plant.

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Machi 9 years ago

Thanks! The color variations of this spider are really interesting. It looks like there are quite a few color forms.

BugEric 9 years ago

Not all specimens of the Green Lynx Spider are "green."

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Florida, USA

Spotted on Jan 24, 2015
Submitted on Jan 25, 2015

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