Family Scientific Name Gender Size Common Name
Oxyopidae Oxyopes scalaris female 7 - 8 mm Western lynx spider
Found: Whittier Date: 14 April 06 ID: D86
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Oxyopes scalaris
Oxyopes, like other members of the family Oxiopidae, hunt in vegetation. These spiders are fast and can jump. Note the long spines on the legs, the pointed abdomen, and, if you have a hand lens, the special eye arrangement. This specimen (D86 Views 1-3), however, was found on the wall of a garage.
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