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Lynx Spider

Lynx Spider
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Copyright: Enio Branco (Brutamonte) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 18 W: 0 N: 92] (1202)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02-15
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Sony Cybershot W50
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-02-16 9:00
Viewed: 4712
Points: 2
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Suborder Opisthothelae
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynae)
Family Oxyopidae (Lynx Spiders)
Genus Peucetia

'"Lynx Spiders"' are hunting spiders that spend their lives on plants, flowers and shrubs. Nimble runners and jumpers, they rely on their keen eyesight to stalk, chase or ambush prey. Six of their eight eyes are arranged in a hexagon-like pattern, a characteristic that identifies them as members of the family Oxyopidae. They also have spiny legs.

Common genera in the United States include Oxyopes—the common lynx spiders—and Peucetia—the green lynx spiders.

Some members of the genus Oxyopes are abundant enough to be important in agricultural systems as biological control agents. This is especially true of the striped lynx spider Oxyopes salticus.

Text from http://bugguide.net/node/view/30346

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Well done on a great macro, this is kind of hard to photograph but you did a good job, the only thing that worry me is the very bright "light" on the left, maybe next time scan your photo with your eye in the viewfinder and maybe you will pic up such "mistakes", well done

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