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Probably not a kind of lynx you’ve heard of

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Striped Lynx Spider on Prairie Verbena Flowers 8553A

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In the large colony of bluebonnets that you saw a small portion of on April 24, there were also some groups of prairie verbenas, Glandularia bipinnatifida, and pink evening primroses, Oenothera speciosa, near each other. On one of the verbenas I found a spider that Joe Lapp has identified as a striped lynx, Oxyopes salticus. The colors of the two adjacent kinds of wildflowers make this probably the prettiest pastel environment I’ve ever photographed a spider in.

© 2013 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

May 13, 2013 at 6:23 AM

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