Green Lynx (Peucetia) Tom S, Austin TX NymphGreen Lynx (Peucetia) Tom S, Austin TX 120408 L1TibiaGreen Lynx Spider--Tom S., Austin, TX pg 5: These images show, at far right, one of the nymphs that has emerged from the egg sac (proof the female was successfully inseminated by the male that plugged the epigynum as shown on the previous page). The nymphs feed near the egg sac until the first post-eclosion molt, then disperse by ballooning. At immed. right is an image of the tibia of leg 1. The spines shown on the tibia are also found on nearly all segments of the other legs. They help the spider capture and hold prey, and  help to quickly identify the genus of this spider with the naked eye. Two species of Peucetia are found in North America, and both are commonly referred to as green lynx spiders, though only Peucetia veridans is listed by the American Arachnological Society under that common name. The largest is Peucetia viridans (f: 11-22mm; m: 8-14mm); this species is found throughout the southern U.S.; Peucetia longipalpis is smaller and is found throughout the range of P. viridans as well as in areas north of that range. The females of these two species are, except for size, nearly identical, while the males appear identical to the naked eye but, under the microscope, show subtle but distinct differences in the morphology of the distal palp----FINIS------PAGE MENU:  1 * 2 * 3 * 4 * 5 ----- SNAKE ENCOUNTERS * SPIDER ENCOUNTERS SPIDER BITE FIRST AID * SPIDER EXTERMINATION * Created & edited by Jerry Cates: Questions? Corrections? Comments? BUG ME RIGHT NOW! ---- Ph: 512-331-1111 ---- E-Mail ---- Privacy ---- BugsInTheNews