Male Green Lynx Spider

Green Spider on prickley pear fruit
I live in montebello, California and it’s been warm here so there’s been a lot of bugs out recently, I just took this picture tonight of this spider on a prickley pear fruit from a catus he was maybe about 2 inches legs in all and green with brown legs can you tell me if it’s poisen’s and what kind it is and what is does???? Thanks.
Darcy Jimenez

Hi Darcy,
Your photo shows a male Green Lynx Spider. We usually get photos of females which are much larger. These are hunting spiders. They leap at their prey. Their green coloration helps to hide them in foliage. They are often found on flowers waiting for flying insects.

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