A spider waiting on the edge of a large leaf, early morning in a suburban yard.
A spider consuming its prey, and sharing it with a group of tiny flies. Seen in early morning in a suburban yard.
A spider waiting near the top of a shrub, mid-afternoon in a suburban yard.
A spider seen on a rock, late morning, at the beach in a nature reserve.
Such gorgeous green spiders!
Green long-legged spider, body about 2 cm long with black hairs on legs.
Lynx spider is the common name for any member of the family Oxyopidae. Most species make little use of webs, instead spending their lives as hunting spiders on plants. Many species frequent flowers in particular, ambushing pollinators, much as crab spiders do. They tend to tolerate members of their own species more than most spiders do, and at least one species has been identified as exhibiting social behaviour.