Peucetia viridans, 03 June 2013

Peucetia viridans, the Green lynx spider;
Lowndes county, Georgia (03 June 2013).

Check out this vivid, emerald-toned Green lynx spider. This small species ranges throughout much of the southern and southeastern United States as well as most of Central America. Though not prone to biting, the bite can pack quite a punch. Females can apparently also shoot venom for up to a foot as a defensive measure against would-be enemies. Personally, I’ve never had any negative encounters with Green lynx spiders. As is the case with most spiders, they’re far more interested in going about their business than to meddle with yours.

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