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Green lynx spider

Peucetia viridans

Description:

Pretty green spider in the rain

Habitat:

Woodlands

Notes:

The green lynx spider very seldom bites humans, 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, the cotton leafworm moth and the cabbage looper moth (Trichoplusia ni)

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KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago
Green lynx spider
Peucetia viridans Peucetia viridans


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10 Comments

p.young713
p.young713 8 years ago

Thank you, so much!

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

nice.

LarsKorb
LarsKorb 8 years ago

Wow...nice one

p.young713
p.young713 9 years ago

Yes I saw the photo, its a big egg sac!!

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Pretty! There are a few of these in the meadow behind our land - the females spend all their time guarding their egg sacs which are usually twice the size they are!

p.young713
p.young713 9 years ago

Thank You Karen, for the ID!! Interesting Spider!!

p.young713
p.young713 9 years ago

Wow, Emma, I did not know that, but I think I heard years ago they were piping in water underground from North California. I think its pretty out in the desert from looking at your photos!

Hema
Hema 9 years ago

we do not get rains till Jan- Feb. Only for 6 weeks or so. That is why there is an underground watering system to maintain the city trees. In spite of the lack of rainfall,we have a lot of greenery,

p.young713
p.young713 9 years ago

Thank you Emma!! It sounds like its still summer there? Its raining here everyday but slightly cooler now.

Hema
Hema 9 years ago

really pretty. We had a few showers yesterday too. Otherwise it has been very hot here. In the 100's.

p.young713
Spotted by
p.young713

Tampa, Florida, USA

Spotted on Sep 23, 2011
Submitted on Sep 27, 2011

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