Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Catching up with the Green Lynx Spiders
There aren't as many Peucetia viridans gracing the shrub tops this autumn. Maybe that is because of the vast numbers of spider hunting wasps that cruised the bushes all summer, or maybe too because of the other predator wasps sucking up more than their share of prey. Nevertheless, I found two mature spiders today doing what lynxes do best: catching prey. In both cases the spider has captured a prey item that is a good flyer demonstrating that the fang can move faster than the wing.
This lynx spider will soon produce an egg sac, and I will be watching for that. She has positioned herself right above the mailbox at the sidewalk, which could make for mail carrier drama.