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Green Lynx Spider
August 5, 2009
I think this is a green lynx spider. Its my first time seeing one. I found it on my kid’s sunflower. I am kind of new at this.
Chris Morris
Conroe, Tx

Green Lynx Spider catches small Bee

Green Lynx Spider catches small Bee

Hi Chris,
Thanks for doing the research to identify the Green Lynx Spider in your wonderful photograph.  Green Lynx Spiders are our own favorite spiders despite their habit of waiting on blossoms for pollinating insects like the Bee that has been captured by your individual.  Once, many years ago, we witnessed a Green Lynx Spider jump a foot from a rose that it was perched upon in an attempt to catch a passing butterfly.  Though the spider missed its mark, it was impressive nonetheless.

Food Chain of Events
Thu, Mar 5, 2009 at 9:50 PM
Hi guys,
It appears these two small flys were having an argument and didn’t notice the lynx spider coming to make a meal of both. One of the flys looks like a common long legged fly but the bright blue one is a new one for me. It appears to have two large forward facing eyes, reminiscent of a jumping spider, set into a metallic looking carapace. Strange one eh?
aussietrev
Queensland, Australia

Lynx Spider gets Two-fer

Lynx Spider gets Two-fer

Hi Trevor,
Your photos always amuse us.  This tangle of bodies is quite wonderful.  Seems as though the Spider got a double meal, though it is uncertain that is will suck the fluids from both flies.

Lynx Spider eats two flies

Lynx Spider eats two flies

Green Lynx with Bee
Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 10:42 AM
I found this photo from last August on my camera. Taken near Charlotte, NC.
This is a Green Lynx eating what I think is a Carpenter Bee.
It must be their favorite catch as there already is a picture of this on your site.
Great site,
Bob
Cornelius , NC, USA

Green Lynx eats Carpenter Bee

Green Lynx eats Carpenter Bee

Hi Bob,
Maybe you never had a chance to print your photo of a healthy female Green Lynx Spider feeding on a Carpenter Bee, but at least it is now online for the world to view.  Green Lynx spiders often wait for prey by perching on blossoms, so they eat many pollinating insects.

Green lynx spider eats bumble bee
Tue, Nov 4, 2008 at 7:35 AM
Hi Bugman. Maybe this is the true reason for the bee shortage. We saw this food chain demonstration while hiking Moss Park in Orlando, Fl. on Nov.1st. The sun was setting and so we also saw gorgeous orb weavers busy spinning their webs. None of my past submissions have been posted so since this is your favorite spider, I hope my photo will make it to your website. By the way, I impressed my husband when I blurted out “oh, that’s a green lynx spider”! (just a little identifcation I picked up from my visits to your site). Thanks for the great website.
Elizabeth from Orlando
Orlando, Fl.

Green Lynx Spider eats Bumble Bee

Green Lynx Spider eats Bumble Bee

Hi Elizabeth,
What a marvelous photo of our favorite spider, the Green Lynx Spider, Peucetia viridans.

Survival of the fittest
Hi guys,
I check your site daily. I find it endlessly fascinating! I found this struggle between the yellow jacket and some sort of spider going on this morning on my barbed wire fence. Can you identify the spider? I don’t normally see such light-colored spiders. Thanks for your help.
Susan Rockwell
Alva, FL (Southwest Florida)

Hi Susan,
Your spider, the Green Lynx Spider, was our featured Bug of the Month for November. We are especially fond of these hunting spiders that do not build webs, preferring instead to leap at flying insects. In our garden, they frequently perch on flowers like roses and daisies, and the coloration of the spider blends with the foliage of the plants. Thanks for sending us your awesome Food Chain image.

A photo for your “food chain”
Bugman!!
I love catching these shots. I was trimming my butterfly bushes today when I ran across this Green Lynx feasting on a butterfly. Enjoy!
Sheila
Savannah, GA

Hi Sheila,
Thanks for sending in your wonderful photo of a Green Lynx Spider feeding on a Skipper. We also just cut back a dead tomato plant and found a fat female Green Lynx Spider that we relocated onto a live tomato plant. We are currently preparing for a lecture we have been asked to present next Sunday at the Los Angeles County Fair in conjunction with the Fair Exchange art exhibition. Our lecture will be devoted to creatures that a fair visitor might encounter at the Pomona fairgrounds and surrounding LA County vicinity. Your hefty digital file will save us the time of searching through our archives for an image to print and laminate for our lecture.