Saturday, October 27, 2007
Pale green lynx before and after
This green lynx spider has chosen the tops of a milkweed plant as her nesting spot. As the seed pods turned tan, then split revealing the white comas (hairy stuff on the brown seeds), the spider become very pale in color to match her immediate surroundings. She is gravid, very large and about to produce her egg sac.
The next photo shows her after the egg sac is produced, her abdomen much diminished in size. Since the second photo was taken, she has gained girth in her abdomen, and as with Sputnik, I'm beginning to wonder if these spiders will be putting out two egg sacs this year.