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Unknown Spider - Peucetia viridans - female

Unknown Spider - Peucetia viridans - Female
Deltona, Florida, USA
October 6, 2004
My kids found this spider on a Mexican sunflower in our backyard/garden. A friend said it looked like a green lynx spider, but the abdomen is brown, so I'm not sure. We see all sorts of spiders here in Central Florida but this one is unique. Head is green. Check other picture for underside/markings. Picture taken on wide ruled notebook paper for size reference.

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Unknown Spider - Peucetia viridans - female Unknown Spider - Peucetia viridans - female

Moved
Moved from Eastern Variations.

Reminds us of Lynx
Check out the lynx spiders here and see what you think

 
Green lynx spider can change color -
according to Florida's Fabulous Spiders (1) "if the plant it is on has reddish or purplish foliage or flowers the spider is able to suffuse these colors into its abdomen to increase its ability to blend into its background." Maybe that's what's going on here?

I have not seen the thorax markings you show here on a green lynx, but one of Troy's images shows a similar pattern.


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