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Photo of the week: Green Lynx Spider – Peucetia viridans

September 24, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Today’s photo of the week is of the Green Lynx Spider, Peucetia viridans.  I’m not much of one for spiders, but I found this one rather interesting.  It has vibrant colors of green and yellow, and has huge fangs. Its legs are transparent, spotted, and thorny.  I have never seen a spider quite like this before and actually found it beautifully accented to its environment.  To my surprise they can be found in Fullerton, CA, in your everyday home gardens. 

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These particular photos were taken by Jacob Hastings Lloyd Davies.
He was able to capture the detail, which you can see more clearly below.

Photos by Jacob Hastings Lloyd Davies

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