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Genus Peucetia

Green Lynx Spider - Peucetia viridans Green Lynx Spider - Peucetia viridans Spider - Lynx? - Peucetia viridans which Lynx? - Peucetia viridans Spider-like translucent green body, yellow leg joints - Peucetia viridans Spider - Peucetia viridans spider, lynx ? - Peucetia viridans Lyssomanes viridis - Peucetia viridans - female
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynae)
Family Oxyopidae (Lynx Spiders)
Genus Peucetia
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Peucetia Thorell, 1869
Explanation of Names
Peucetia is from a mythological proper name, Peucetios, one of the 50 sons of Lycaon (1).
There are two North American species: P. longipalpis and P. viridans.
Distinguishing between P. longipalpis and P. viridans is difficult. Specimens east of Texas should be P. viridans but the two species overlap in their distribution from Texas to California.
See Also
Guide page for Peucetia viridans
Works Cited
1.Spiders of North America: An Identification Manual
D. Ubick, P. Paquin, P.E. Cushing and V. Roth (eds). 2005. American Arachnological Society.