Location: Vail, AZ
April 23, 2012 5:28 pm
I found this one inside a Prickly Pear cactus flower. The extra hair on the legs makes me think it’s a Grateful Dead fan, or perhaps those help with climbing.
This distinctive spider is a Green Lynx Spider, a hunting spider that does not snare insects with a web. Green Lynx Spiders often wait in blossoms for pollinating insects. The extra legs are the pedipalps and their size indicates this is a male Green Lynx Spider.