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Green lynx spider

Peucetia viridans


Ferocious predators of butterflies and other nectaring insects.The green lynx spider very seldom bites humans, and its bite is harmless though painful.


It is the largest North American lynx spider. Found in the southern United States and also Northern California, Central America, the West Indies, and Venezuela.


I don't know what spider this is but I thought it was beautiful. And I appreciate the information that helped identify it! Great community on Project Noah!

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Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

Thanks so much for your nice comments, everyone!

KarenL 9 years ago

Beautiful! These are one of my favorite spiders.

Smith'sZoo 9 years ago

Wow!!! Can't believe it was missed! I absolutely LOVE lynx spiders! and this one with a prey! Congrats!!

LuisStevens 9 years ago

Great capture Maria!

YukoChartraw 9 years ago

What a beautiful spider!

I love this species! Great mothers and camouflage.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 9 years ago

What an awesome spotting! Thanks for sharing, Maria!

LarryGraziano 9 years ago

Wow! Super cool!!!!

KarenL 10 years ago

Very beautiful!

Maria dB
Maria dB 10 years ago

Thanks so much - I will edit the entry. Appreciate your help!

Veetorious 10 years ago

That is awesome!!! Nice capture!

Maria dB
Spotted by
Maria dB

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA

Spotted on Aug 29, 2010
Submitted on Jan 17, 2012

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