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Green Lynx Spider (female)

Peucetia viridans

Description:

This gal was just having a bug (Pachycoris klugii) for lunch. Large Oxyopid exceeding 2cm in length; green in colour with white markings on abdomen containing tiny red spots; legs are pale with yellow joints and long black spines. Apparently this spider is quite unique, as it's the only known species to spit venom at an attacker as a defensive mechanism.

Habitat:

Semi-arid region in El Cimatario, outside Queretaro.


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4 Comments

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 2 years ago

They floss regularly ;-)

armadeus.4
armadeus.4 2 years ago

Never knew that either! Hope it doesn't get tangled in their teeth :D

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 2 years ago

Yeah, I knew of spitting spiders, but those spit a web in order to catch prey.

armadeus.4
armadeus.4 2 years ago

How cool. I had no idea any spiders spat venom. Great info. Thank you for sharing :)

Felix Fleck
Spotted by
Felix Fleck

Querétaro, Mexico

Lat: 20.53, Long: -100.36

Spotted on Oct 16, 2016
Submitted on Nov 1, 2016

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