Picture ID 158491

Picture of unidentified spider

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This is hanging out in my squash plants. It's been there several weeks and has gotten rid of my gnat problem, so I'm fine with it as long as it's not damaging my plant. Any ideas what it is? I'm in Texas.

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  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2022
  • Photographed: Jun 20, 2022
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Wylie, Texas, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Low foliage (shrubs, herbs, garden, excluding flowers)
  • Found in web?: No
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Appears to be an adult, female Lynx Spider (Oxyopes acleistus). Spiders don’t really tend to harm plants. Spiders will web up plants to make retreats or to catch prey. However, the most webbing in a single spot for Lynx Spiders would be an egg sack like this https://bugguide.net/node/view/247683/bgimage