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Green huntsman spider

Micrommata virescens

Description:

Green huntsman spiders have a bright green carapace and legs. The females have a bright green abdomen which has a darker green stripe along the top, bordered in yellow. The males have a yellow abdomen featuring scarlet coloured stripes. Both sexes have white circles around their six black eyes. Rather than chasing after their prey, these spiders wait for passing invertebrates and then pounce on it. Hence the "huntsman" name.

Habitat:

These characteristic huntsman spiders can be found at the edges of forests, in dry meadows, in damp woodland clearings and rides, where they prefer grass and the lower branches of trees.

Notes:

Female green huntsman spider spotted near Hoenderloo, Veluwe, Holland. (sources: see reference)

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Jae
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Jae

Hoenderloo, Gelderland, Netherlands

Spotted on Nov 1, 2020
Submitted on Nov 3, 2020

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