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Green Lynx Spider(Male)

Peucetia viridana


The more slender male averages 12 millimeters (0.47 in) in size. 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.


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


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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Sumukha Javagal
Sumukha Javagal 11 years ago

Thank you so much Smith'sZoo..!! That means a lot to me..:-)

Smith'sZoo 11 years ago

Sumukha, when you are, you are good.... and you are good!
Phenomenal pic!

Sumukha Javagal
Sumukha Javagal 11 years ago

Thank you Jolly and OnengDyah..:-)

Sumukha Javagal
Sumukha Javagal 11 years ago

No Chun. This is not the one. I will upload it soon..:-)

OnengDyah 11 years ago


Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 11 years ago

What a beauty! Nice series Sumukha.

ChunXingWong 11 years ago

Is this the one you said that your neighbour gave it to you for "research" ?

Sumukha Javagal
Sumukha Javagal 11 years ago

Thanks Atul..:-)

Atul 11 years ago


Sumukha Javagal
Spotted by
Sumukha Javagal

Shivamogga, Karnataka, India

Spotted on Dec 2, 2011
Submitted on Jul 25, 2012

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