Spider Vs Dragonfly
Your website is great… I took these pictures in my back yard and thought you might like them for your site. I’m not sure what kind of spider it is but it looks cool! Keep up the great work! Thanks,
Upstate, South Carolina
All we can say is WOW. What amazing images you have taken. Your spider is a female Green Lynx, Peucetia viridans. Green Lynx Spiders do not build webs. They pounce on their prey, which generally consists of pollinating insects including flies, bees, wasps and butterflies. Your spider has captured quite an enormous meal, one of the Pennant Dragonflies in the genus Celithemis, probably the Calico Pennant, Celithemis elisa which is pictured on BugGuide.