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It is the largest North American lynx spider. The female reaches a body length of 22 millimeters (0.87 in); the more slender male averages 12 millimeters (0.47 in). There usually is a red patch between the eyes, with red spots over the body. The eye region is clothed with white appressed hairs. The legs are green to yellow, with very long black spines, and covered with black spots. It is rather similar to P. longipalpis, the other Peucetia species to occur in the United States. Gravid females are able to change their color to fit their background. This takes about 16 days.
This species occurs in the southern United States,Some parts in Northern California, Central America, the West Indies, and Venezuela.
Spotted on Feb 26, 2012
Submitted on Feb 26, 2012