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Elegant Lynx Spider

Oxyopes elegans


Thanks to ChunXingWong for helping identify this one :)

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ChunXingWong 10 years ago

Yup, they kinda look alike.
Since this spider in the photo is a young one, identification is hard because once it matures, it might change a lot.

Craig Stone
Craig Stone 10 years ago

Hi Chun,

After you suggested it was a Lynx spider I went through the photos on for Lynx spiders, and I thought this one matched more closely to the Elegant Lynx Spider than the Common Lynx Spider.

What do you think?


ChunXingWong 10 years ago

Thus, Lynx Spiders are usually much more spikier.

ChunXingWong 10 years ago

Hope you will not be disappointed.
This is actually not a Jumping Spider (Salticidae), that means that it is not a Opisthoncus.
This is a member of the Lynx Spiders family, the Oxyopidae.
Jumping Spiders and Lynx Spider looks similar but they are different.
You can tell them apart from their eye patterns.

Craig Stone
Craig Stone 10 years ago

No problem.
I'll post the photos of the gerbera itself a bit later this week. I'll post a few wider crops of the same photos in just a moment.

textless 10 years ago

Thanks Craig! I like the photos even better knowing how tiny the subject is.

Craig Stone
Craig Stone 10 years ago

This spider was on the petal of a gerbera. He was very small as the petals were only about 7-8mm wide. And you can see the split in the centre of the petal, with the spider on the right hand half.

textless 10 years ago

Nice angles. Is it standing on a leaf or a blossom? Whatever it is, the color is lovely.

Craig Stone
Spotted by
Craig Stone

4157, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Oct 9, 2011
Submitted on Oct 9, 2011

Spotted for Mission

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