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Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

July 28, 2006
9:39 PM

Post #2560276

I find these guys on virtually all of my plants .. especially newly opening roses .. They move very fast and can actually hop! The one on the left didn't like my camera lens being so close and he kept hopping back and forth from the front to the back of the leaf. I know they are good guys. Even though at first glance they might look like the same spider they aren't. The one on the left has long arcing legs and the one on the right more angled. Perhaps they are a different sex. Can anyone identify them?


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Eau Claire, WI
(Zone 4a)

July 28, 2006
10:39 PM

Post #2560510

I believe that your little green friends are examples of the American Green Lynx Spider (Peucetia viridans). My book describes it as being athletic and agile. It is also from your part of the country.

Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

July 29, 2006
12:19 AM

Post #2560832

Thanks Wayne!

Aurora, CO
(Zone 5a)

July 29, 2006
1:43 AM

Post #2561124

Those bristly hairs look like they'd cause an allergic reaction.
Griffin, GA
(Zone 8a)

July 29, 2006
10:15 AM

Post #2562251

Lynx spiders are one kind of spider that guard their eggs - and their young babies.

In this thread, about halfway down (starting Oct 6th), margu tells the story of her lynx spider guarding her eggs. The story is accompanied by pictures of the spider and its progress.

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