Green Lynx Spider (Peucetia viridans)

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    A Green Lynx Spider (Peucetia viridans) on a Rain Lily (Cooperia pedunculata).

    Green Lynx Spiders feed primarily insects attracted to flowers, such as bees, wasps, butterflies, true bugs, etc. Rain lilies pop up and bloom two or three days after good rains in the spring and early summer.

    Early in the year when the Prickly Pear Cacti are flowering I often find them hiding there. Later, when the cacti flowers die off they migrate to other flowers like this one.

    Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG APO Macro mounted on a Canon Xti.

    Bienenwabe, disciple_4_ever, and 1 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. (Gary) [deleted] 75 months ago | reply

      Fantastic Close-up!
      Seen In The Group, That’s Getting Up Close!

    2. Bienenwabe 75 months ago | reply

      This is a very nice nature photo, like it and added it to my favorites.

      Closer and Closer Macro Photography

    3. *~Tammy~* 75 months ago | reply

      Beautiful colors and detail! Fantastic macro! Have a great day! :0)

    4. bobjr1 75 months ago | reply

      very good detail. lovely shot

    5. shellie75 75 months ago | reply

      Such a beautiful spider.

    6. Danushka Senadheera 75 months ago | reply

      Great shot!

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    7. sarsifa 75 months ago | reply

      Beautiful green beast! the color composition of the image is very nice, with the green of the spider being repeated in the grasses in the background. Nicely done!

    8. Tony Tanoury 75 months ago | reply

      Great photo Jeff! I saw it on my "Contacts - Most Recent uploads" page (?)

    9. shinbigmouth [deleted] 75 months ago | reply

      Great shot!

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    10. THE BLACK RABBIT 74 months ago | reply

      Your Green Lynx Spiders are something else Jeff. I wish we had them in the UK....

    11. zosterops 74 months ago | reply

      Beautiful delicate spikes on the legs. Stunning shot!

    12. sankax 74 months ago | reply

      I hadn't thought about it till now, BLACK RABBIT, but you're right. I often got caught up in finding new species, so seeing Lynx after Lynx was boring. I rarely even took pictures of them. Now I wish I had, and wish I had caught a few for some extreme macro work in a home studio setting.

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