Lynx Spiders (Oxyopidae)

Oxyopes is usually 4-8 mm, but Peucetia can be much larger. Lynx spiders are largely ambush predators, but have been observed stalking their prey like cats. They are usually found in tall grass or woody shrubs. Oxyopes scalaris, O. salticus, and Peucetia viridans are the most frequently encountered in California, but Oxyopes tridens and are also recorded from California. (Hamalatiwa grisea, has been found in Los Angeles but is probably neither native nor established)


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2007 Cirrus Digital Imaging
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Alden M. Johnson 2001 California Academy of Sciences
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Alden M. Johnson 2001 California Academy of Sciences


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