Green Lynx Spider (Peucetia viridans) with prey

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Green Lynx Spider (Peucetia viridans) with prey

Looks like this gal grabbed a Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus) for lunch. Don’t be too quick to choose one species over another. Balance is important, so be accepting of all predator/prey interactions. This spider does not construct a web, captures prey by grabbing it when it gets close. Lil miss skippy just got too close 😉

Learn: http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/galveston/beneficials/beneficial-48_green_lynx_spider.htm

Shown on Florida Native Plant: Spanish needles (Bidens alba)

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2 comments
  1. What a great photo! Look at that stealth predator – whoa!

    • Loret said:

      Thanks Kathy! The lynx have been busy this week. caught another in the act with a honeybee.

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