What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Location: Rose Hill/Montecito Heights
October 15, 2013
Hi Daniel,
Wow, if the Green Lynx has fans here are a few more shots.
She laid her eggs some time ago but I just around to photographing her this week. The first photo is from 10/10/13 and the other two I took just a few minutes ago so 10/15/13. As far as I can tell she has not been hunting and stays with her brood 24/7.
I hope all is well over the hill.
joAnn

Green Lynx Guards Brood:  October 13, 2013

Green Lynx Guards Brood: October 13, 2013

Hi joAnn,
Your photo of this magnificent Green Lynx Spider eating a male California Mantis did garner 15 “likes” on our site.  She probably gained enough on that single meal to enable her to lay this clutch of eggs.  She will continue to guard them after they hatch, and indeed until the spiderlings disperse.  If she survives, she will begin feeding again and she may even produce a second or even a third brood.  Green Lynx Spiders do not build webs to snare food, but they do build webs to guard their young.

Green Lynx Guards Brood:  October 15, 2013

Green Lynx Guards Brood: October 15, 2013

Nearly six years ago, a Green Lynx Spider and her egg sac was featured as our Bug of the Month.  Thanks for sending us your excellent photos.

Green Lynx Guards Brood:  October 15, 2013

Green Lynx Guards Brood: October 15, 2013

 

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Rose Hill, Montecito Heights, Los Angeles, California
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