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Green Lynx Spider (Peucetia viridans)

The green lynx spider (Peucetia viridans) is a conspicuous, large, bright green spider found on shrubs. It is the largest North American lynx spider. The female reaches a body length of 22mm, the more slender male averages 12mm. 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 US.

Gravid females are able to change their color to fit their background. The female constructs one to four 2cm egg sacs in September and October of 25 to 600 bright orange eggs each, which is guarded. She usually hangs upside down from the sac and attacks everything that comes near. The eggs hatch after about two weeks. Then it takes another two weeks until fully functional spiderlings emerge. They need eight instars to reach maturity

It very seldom bites humans, and its bite is harmless. This species occurs in the southern United States, Central America, the West Indies and Venezuela.

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Trutze Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Student Digital Artist
i love the lighting situation, really pretty picture
beautiful spider
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Sembre Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
clarity is great
like this pic!
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Tazzy- Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008  Professional Photographer
Another great shot of this beautiful spider. Would love to find one for myself. LOL =D
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Cristian-M Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008
Judy, I looked it up on Google and this is southern species. I don't think you'll find it in Indiana...
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Tazzy- Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008  Professional Photographer
Yeh, I know. :( But, don't tell anyone, but I do occasionally sneak out of Indiana. LOL Unfortunately, the last few years it's just been to Michigan, Ohio and Kentucky to do some zoo trips and trips to the Butterfly House. I used to vacation every year at Cocoa Beach in Florida and I do have a friend that lives in Welcome, NC. Maybe next year I can expand my horizons and find some nature areas in other states to visit. =D
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ZinChano Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
waaaahhhh *run away from computer* :sprint:

The picture makes me fearful...but it is a good snapshot.

(I don't really like siders ^^") :dygel:


bye,
~ZinChano~ :chew:
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Firey-Sunset Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008
Thats Fantastic ... What a Capture . :clap:
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Romnio Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008
I love this picture.
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rdalpes Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008
Superbe lumière et quel camouflage !
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Cristian-M Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008
Oui, ils sont maîtres du camouflage.
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stargate4ever23 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ROFL! Here's my sis for ya

"Its ugly" *I show pic again* "Elizabeth I'm eating! you're making my stomach hurt" *makes disgusted faces and noises(her, not me)*
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stargate4ever23 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*sister takes in breath with a terrifies horrified disgusted look on her face*

:rofl: I think its a great photo tho, love the clarity. :D
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Cristian-M Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008
Thanks for all the :+fav:s, Elizabeth!
And also, for making me laugh... :lol:
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stargate4ever23 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your very very welcome! I like making peeps laugh. :D
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