What's That Bug? » Green Lynx http://www.whatsthatbug.com Are we experts yet? Thu, 24 Apr 2014 14:21:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 White Banded Fishing Spider and Green Lynx Spider http://www.whatsthatbug.com/2014/03/12/whitebanded-fishing-spider-green-lynx-spider/ http://www.whatsthatbug.com/2014/03/12/whitebanded-fishing-spider-green-lynx-spider/#comments Thu, 13 Mar 2014 06:10:49 +0000 http://www.whatsthatbug.com/?p=73226 Subject: White Banded Fishing Spider and a Pink Green Lynx Location: Carthage NC March 11, 2014 10:04 am while looking around for ways to identified this tow , I found your side ! I take photos of insect for my own intellectual enrichment . base on other search I have done I believe I identified [...]

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Subject: White Banded Fishing Spider and a Pink Green Lynx
Location: Carthage NC
March 11, 2014 10:04 am
while looking around for ways to identified this tow , I found your side ! I take photos of insect for my own intellectual enrichment . base on other search I have done I believe I identified this tow (White Banded Fishing Spider and a Pink Green Lynx) correctly but Is always great to ask to the experts :) I really appreciate your help ! Kary Clark
PS: Loving the side and all the information and interaction with others.
Signature: Kary Clark

Whitebanded Fishing Spider

White Banded Fishing Spider

Dear Kary,
You have sent us photos of two of our five favorite North American Spiders.  We think the White Banded Fishing Spiders are the most beautiful North American Spiders, and the maternal care given to the young earns them the family name Nursery Web Spiders.  The Green Lynx is one of the most amazing hunters.  They lie in wait, camouflaged on rose bushes and other green shrubbery, and then they leap upon their prey.  Green Lynx Spiders also fiercely guard their young.

Green Lynx Spider

Green Lynx Spider

Thank you for the info! it made me smile that you guys even saw this photos that quickly!

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Green Lynx guards brood http://www.whatsthatbug.com/2013/10/16/green-lynx-guards-brood/ http://www.whatsthatbug.com/2013/10/16/green-lynx-guards-brood/#comments Wed, 16 Oct 2013 07:24:18 +0000 http://www.whatsthatbug.com/?p=71023 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 [...]

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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

 

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Green Lynx Spider eats male California Mantis http://www.whatsthatbug.com/2013/09/14/green-lynx-spider-eats-male-california-mantis/ http://www.whatsthatbug.com/2013/09/14/green-lynx-spider-eats-male-california-mantis/#comments Sat, 14 Sep 2013 18:01:50 +0000 http://www.whatsthatbug.com/?p=70436 Subject: Hunter & Hunted Location: Rose Hill/Montecito Heights September 14, 2013 10:48 am Good morning Daniel, It’s been a while since I’ve had time to go through the site for all of the new submissions however this morning I saw something I thought to be share-worthy. This year has brought to my yard many Green [...]

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Subject: Hunter & Hunted
Location: Rose Hill/Montecito Heights
September 14, 2013 10:48 am
Good morning Daniel,
It’s been a while since I’ve had time to go through the site for all of the new submissions however this morning I saw something I thought to be share-worthy.
This year has brought to my yard many Green Lynx spiders as well as several mantids. This one [Lynx] in particular made it into my house last week. Here size amazed me, full leg spread makes her about the size of a half dollar with a body the diameter of a quarter. After a failed photo shoot where she jumped on me I escorted her out to my potted orange tree vaguely recalling I had seen a juvenile mantis some weeks ago but never again. Well… I think the pictures tell the rest of the story.
Ironically, I think his nest mate (a female) on my chili plant made short work of the Lynx that were there over the last few weeks. Brother not so lucky.
Signature: joAnn

Green Lynx Spider eats California Mantis

Green Lynx Spider eats California Mantis

Dear joAnn,
Thanks for submitting this wonderful documentation of a Green Lynx Spider eating what we believe is a male California Mantis.  We hope he had a chance to mate with the female on your chili plant so that you will have a new generation next year.  Even though you are across the freeway, we are tagging your submission as a Mount Washington posting.

Green Lynx Spider eats California Mantis

Green Lynx Spider eats California Mantis

Update:  September 14, 2013 7:30 PM
Hi Daniel,
I checked in on them this evening and found that she’s still feeding. Her abdomen has blown up considerably while the mantis has become all but translucent.
Here’s a follow up shot, unfortunately I had to use my phone so it’s not as crisp – I think it still conveys her progress. Hopefully they didn’t take out all of my mantis babies. I’ll keep my fingers crossed for a new batch next year.
Enjoy your evening,
joAnn

Green Lynx Spider feeds on California Mants

Green Lynx Spider feeds on California Mants

Hi joAnn,
Thanks for the update.  We suspect this well-fed Green Lynx Spider will be producing one or more egg sacs in the very near future.  Your posting has really struck a chord with our readership as there are 15 “likes” this morning.

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Secondary Sex Organs of Male Green Lynx Spider from Alaska http://www.whatsthatbug.com/2013/09/04/green-lynx-spider-from-alaska/ http://www.whatsthatbug.com/2013/09/04/green-lynx-spider-from-alaska/#comments Thu, 05 Sep 2013 04:47:49 +0000 http://www.whatsthatbug.com/?p=70265 Subject: This is a bug from Alaska Location: Alaska USA September 4, 2013 4:16 pm This image came from a friend that lives in Alaska… Any ideas??? Signature: DaGardenGuy Dear DaGardenGuy, We didn’t know that Green Lynx Spiders were found as far north as Alaska.  Your individual is a male Green [...]

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Subject: This is a bug from Alaska
Location: Alaska USA
September 4, 2013 4:16 pm
This image came from a friend that lives in Alaska… Any ideas???
Signature: DaGardenGuy

Male Green Lynx Spider

Male Green Lynx Spider

Dear DaGardenGuy,
We didn’t know that Green Lynx Spiders were found as far north as Alaska.  Your individual is a male Green Lynx Spider as evidenced by his well developed pedipalps, his secondary organs of reproduction.

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Green Lynx Spider in Mexico http://www.whatsthatbug.com/2013/05/31/green-lynx-spider-in-mexico/ http://www.whatsthatbug.com/2013/05/31/green-lynx-spider-in-mexico/#comments Fri, 31 May 2013 13:32:34 +0000 http://www.whatsthatbug.com/?p=68650 Subject: Green spider Location: San Jose del Cabo, B.C.S., Mexico. May 30, 2013 10:56 am Hello, I live in a semi desertic area located in Los Cabos, Mexico, and found a spider i never seen before just outside my house. I want to know if its in any way harmfull as we appreciate bugs that [...]

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Subject: Green spider
Location: San Jose del Cabo, B.C.S., Mexico.
May 30, 2013 10:56 am
Hello,
I live in a semi desertic area located in Los Cabos, Mexico, and found a spider i never seen before just outside my house. I want to know if its in any way harmfull as we appreciate bugs that arent a danger to us or our pets.
Signature: Luis Meza

Green Lynx Spider

Green Lynx Spider

Hi Luis,
This is a harmless Green Lynx Spider.  They are hunting spiders that do not spin webs to trap prey.  They blend in with foliage or sometimes hide in blossoms, and they pounce upon unsuspecting flying insects with amazing accuracy, often from a great distance.

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