Green Lynx Spider (Peucetia) 102408 pg 2

Green Lynx (Peucetia) New Braunfels, TX FaceGreen Lynx (Peucetia) New Braunfels TX, TibiaeThe images on the right are enlargements of Debbie's photo shown on pg 1.  Notice the arrangement of this spider's eight eyes, shown in the image on the far right. The top (posterior) row of four eyes is slightly procurved (upward); the bottom (anterior) row of four is sharply recurved (downward); two large eyes (ALE) mark the lateral extremities of the anterior row, and two medium-sized eyes (PME) forming the midsection of the posterior row. The ALE are much further apart than the PME. These features, together, are characteristic for the Peucetia. Notice also the long, tapering basal segment of each jaw, or chelicera, that extends downward from the face. The jaws open and close like scissors, with short fangs (not visible) in their distal ends.  In the leftmost image, the tibia of legs 1-3, on the spider's left side, are enlarged to show the conspicuous, long, stout spines characteristic of all the legs of the oxyopids. These spines assist in capturing and securing prey and--in the manner of all large, moveable, articulated hairs found on a spider's body--are triply enervated. Rainer Foelix (1996) p.70. NEXT PAGE ---- PAGE MENU:   1  *  2  *  3  *  4  *  

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