As its name might suggest, the Green Lynx Spider is a highly identifiable green spider of the Lynx spider grouping. Appearing an almost leaf-greenish shade, the species is further complimented by orange on the legs and black dots on a gray coloring as well. The abdomen contains chevron-looking shapes to further distinguish the species.
As with other species of spider, the female weighs in larger than the male at about 14mm to 16mm in size whereas the male comes in at just about 12mm to 14mm. Natural environments for the Green Lynx Spider includes open fields especially those exhibiting tall grassy surroundings to which the female will attach her egg sac to. Egg sacs are made of silk spun by the spider and the Green Lynx will also leave out a common "drag line" to which pull unsuspecting prey within its grasp.
Green Lynx Spiders are traditional found in the southern United States of America and are also a common sight throughout Mexico.
Common name: Green Lynx Spider
Scientific Name: Peucetia viridans
Other Names: Lynx Spider
Adult Size (Length): 12mm to 16mm (0.47in to 0.63in) [ COMPARE ]
Identifying Colors: green, white, yellow, black
North American Reach (Though Not Limited To*): Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Akansas, Oklahoma
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