Sunday, August 12, 2012

The Green Lynx Spider, Protector of Vegetables

Green Lynx Spider protecting my Peppers
The green lynx spider, whose scientific name is Peucetia viridans, is the largest variety of lynx spider to be found in North America. This species is primarily found in the southern United States but can also be found in parts of California.

Its eyes are prominently placed on top of its head, and it has long spotted legs that vary in color from green to yellow, and contain long black spines. A friend to farmers, the green lynx spider is a predator of pestilent insects. It is not generally aggressive toward humans, and its bite is harmless but painful. The green lynx spider also preys on honey bees.

Green Lynx Spider standing sentinel on my Tomato Plant


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