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Species Oxyopes scalaris - Western Lynx Spider

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynes )
Family Oxyopidae (Lynx Spiders)
Genus Oxyopes
Species scalaris (Western Lynx Spider)
Explanation of Names
Latin: "of or belonging to a flight of steps or a ladder"
Identification
Female



Male
Remarks
These may have a thick brown line on the ventral surface of the femurs, but this is not to be confused with the 'distinct black line'.
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