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Oxyopes javanus Thorell, 1887, of class Arachnida, order Araneae, superfamily Lycosoidea, family Oxyopidae. Oxyopes javanus measures 7 to 10 mm long. Its eyes are arranged in three distinct rows. It has diagonal or longitudinal bands on the long and elongated abdomen. Its legs are brown, long, slender, and spinous. It has a three-clawed tarsus. Oxyopes female, like this spotting, has two pairs of diagonal white bands on the sides of the abdomen. Lynx spiders are direct hunters. They do not build webs. A female spider can produce as many as 200 to 350 spiderlings in her lifetime of 3 to 5 months. (knowledgebank.irri.org)
Backyard garden, spotted on yellow alder flower.
Reference: http://spiderindia.lifedesks.org/pages/1... http://spiderindia.lifedesks.org/files/s... http://spiderindia.blogspot.com/2006/10/... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Oxy... http://research.amnh.org/iz/spiders/cata...
Spotted on Jul 6, 2013
Submitted on Jul 7, 2013
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