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Lynx Spider Female

family Oxyopidae


A Lynx Spider Female, guarding her egg sac. It will not budge from the egg sac and kept still. I later read about it that they will not move when protecting their egg sac.


Seen at a small forest near a farm.


Lynx spiders, in spite of being largely ambush hunters, are very speedy runners and leapers, alert and with good vision. Except when defending egg purses, many tend to flee rapidly when approached by predators or large creatures such as humans.

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Wild Things
Wild Things 7 years ago

The spines are there to enable the spider to grab its prey.

Hema 7 years ago

It is so spiny itself ,would be hard for predators to see it. I admire it's dedication.

Wild Things
Wild Things 7 years ago

Hi Hema!
The spiny structures are the pods of the plant. The egg sac is clearly visible in the third pic. It is the white below the pods :)

Hema 7 years ago

amazing.What are those spiny structures?eggs?

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Maharashtra, India

Spotted on Dec 24, 2013
Submitted on Mar 5, 2014


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