Unidentified

Picture ID 96522

Picture of unidentified spider

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Green lynx spider

  • Submitted by: 
    JDR626
  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2019
  • Photographed: Nov 4, 2019
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: La Canada/Flintridge, California, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
  • Found in web?: No
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TangledWeb

Yes this is a Green Lynx, either Peucetia viridans or P. longipalps. These have the awesome ability to change the colors of their bodies and limbs to match what they see. The default color is light green with pale green reflective markings. I think this is the first one I’ve seen that turned partially gray! Its femurs (longest leg segments closest to the body) match the surface it is on. Thanks, I learned something new about their abilities!