Green Lynx: The Next Generation
I had been wondering where all the Green Lynx spiders had gone, when I noticed a goatweed plant with a big, dead-looking clump on top. What I thought was a bunch of tiny red bugs turned out to be this recently hatched family of baby spiders, and then I finally saw the mama Green Lynx (Peucetia viridans) hanging around underneath the nest. When she noticed me, she ran up quickly to defend her babies.
This beautiful green creature is about an inch long (2.5 cm). It was an overcast day when I took these pictures, so I did use the Smart Tone tool in Adobe Photoshop Elements to increase the contrast.