Green Spider
Location: Vail, AZ
April 23, 2012 5:28 pm
Hi,
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.
Thank you,
Signature: Carl

Green Lynx Spider

Hi Carl,
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.

Location: Arizona

One Response to Green Lynx Spider

  1. Melanie West says:

    We just found one of these guys in our school garden in El Cerrito, Ca.

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