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Green Lynx Spider - Peucetia viridans (on her egg case)

Mission, Tx.

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J Allen 28-Sep-2010 06:07
Re: previous "guest", I think you had it right the first time: they ARE harmless...
Guest 25-Sep-2010 00:44
sorry ARE NOT harmless to humans...glad I read my own comment!
Guest 25-Sep-2010 00:44
These things are constantly on my rose bushes! I don't know if it will hurt them or not, but so far they just sit there and never move till I spray them off. I'm glad I know now that they are harmless to humans cause I have little ones--San Antonio, TX
Kent 20-Sep-2010 17:29
I encountered a spider in my garage here south of Dallas, TX that looks somewhat like the green lynx featured on this website. With legs extended it might measure 1 1/4 inches across. However, it's abdomin appeared nearly twice as large and it did not have the stiff hairs or barbs on its legs. Could be a variant of the green lynx, perhaps a female great with eggs yet to be laid? If I could figure out how to attach a photo to this comment, I would.
peggy 10-Sep-2010 16:27
Thanks for helping me identify this spider! Have several on my tomato plants in Bosque county. Took many pictures to share with the children in my classroom. A very pretty spider.
Tom Murray31-Dec-2007 14:50
These spiders aren't dangerous to humans. A bite should only be a minor irritation like a bee sting. There shouldn't be any need to worry, but like anything else, if it causes more of a problem than expected, see a doctor.
brianna stevens 31-Dec-2007 03:57
i found one in the shower and bit my sister in Dallas,Texas.R they harmful or dangerous?
Kimberly Gordon 13-Nov-2007 19:12
I work at Collin County Adventure Camp in Anna Texas, a YMCA run and county owned outdoor education facility. We often find these beautiful spiders located in detritus of sunflowers and encompassing the large Eryngo flowers that occupy our prairie. The kids love these spiders and I am so glad that your picture helped us in identifying what they are. Thank you for this excellent site.
michael saenz 05-Jun-2007 21:01
i found one in my back yard by my ashtray, are they harmful? san antonio texas
Jen 16-Oct-2006 23:26
I just found one of these outside with her babies in San Antonio, TX.
tommiestone 26-Sep-2006 22:08
found one in the kitchen canton tx