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Hunting 5
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Copyright: duy my (duymy) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 35] (488)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-09-23
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Sony DSC H9, Canon Closeup 500D
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-04-03 7:18
Viewed: 3052
Points: 10
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Lynx Spider

Lynx Spider - Oxyopes quadrifasciatus

Lynx Spiders are long legs spiders. They are medium in size. Lynx spiders are common in Brisbane garden. They do not build web but hunt small insects on plants

Lynx Spiders have good vision although their eyes are relatively small. They have eight eyes, in the pattern four rows of two. The above pictures, left picture shows a female and right picture shows a male. The male has larger pedipalps, which are used for transferring sperm during mating

Lynx Spiders can be found on trees or grasses, usually on the top of the short plants. They are active in day time hunting small insects. They have slim body and long thin legs with spines. They are colourful with green-yellow, silver and orange-brown bands along bodies. They hunt in the ways like a cat, i.e., slowly approach the prey and suddenly jump to it. This is why the spiders have their name Lynx.

Above pictures showing the Lynx Spider guarding her eggs. Two weeks later she was guarding her children. Parental care is common in spider world. Lynx Spiders do not build web nor retreat but make egg sac on leaves.

Lynx Spiders are predators of small flying insects, including flies and bees.

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Very nice capture of a rare moment, with crisp focus and brilliant colour.

  • Great 
  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-04-03 7:43]

Beautiful and colorful image of this lynx with its prey, well captured. The border is too big. tfs.

Absolutely fabulous macro photography Duymy, awesome detail in this image, congratulations my Man,
Best Regards,


Hi Duy
Wonderful capture this spider and fly!
Details and colors are perfect!

Duymy - an excellent closeup of the hunt. the impressive colors of both the species looks too great. Sharpness is awesome too. tfs

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