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Green Lynx Spider

Peucetia viridans

Habitat:

Currently has a web on my neighbors mailbox- who let me know so I could get a pic!

Notes:

"The green lynx spider very seldom bites humans, and its bite is harmless[2] though painful.[3] 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." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peucetia_vi...

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Wilsons

Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee, USA

Spotted on Sep 24, 2012
Submitted on Sep 24, 2012

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