Arachnids of North Carolina
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Peucetia viridans - Green lynx spider



Immature recently hatched
Taxonomy
Order: ARANEAEInfraorder: AraneomorphaeFamily: Oxyopidae                                                                                 
Identification
Online Description/Photos: BugGuide, Google Images, iNaturalist, Wikipedia, GBIF
Distribution in North Carolina
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County Map: Clicking on a county returns the records for the species in that county.
Adult phenology:
 High Mountains (HM) ≥ 4,000 ft.
 Low Mountains (LM) < 4,000 ft.
 Piedmont (Pd)
 Coastal Plain (CP)

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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: bog, old field
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Photo Gallery for Peucetia viridans - Green lynx spider

Recorded by: Dana Pendleton
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: Donald Zepp
Johnston Co.
Comment: Spiderling beaten from Myrica. Captured 05 Mar, molted once, died 02 Apr '22
Recorded by: Donald Zepp
Johnston Co.
Comment: Spiderling beaten from Myrica. Captured 05 Mar, molted once, died 02 Apr '22
Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Cumberland Co.
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Recorded by: Amber Williams
Cumberland Co.
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Recorded by: Amber Williams
Cumberland Co.
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Recorded by: Amber Williams
Cumberland Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn, N. Williamson, B. Hartness, Z. Lunn
Moore Co.
Comment: Immature, first or second molt
Recorded by: Michael P. Morales
Sampson Co.
Comment: In Cuban Jute (Sida rhombifolia) growing on a tractor path in front of my mother's house.
Recorded by: Michael P. Morales
Sampson Co.
Comment: In Cuban Jute (Sida rhombifolia) growing on a tractor path in front of my mother's house.
Recorded by: R. Newman
Carteret Co.
Comment: FOMA
Recorded by: K. Bischof
Transylvania Co.
Comment: GORG - Obs. feeding on a wasp species on golden rod. Main park road on the one way, near overlook. Female.
Recorded by: John Petranka
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: John Petranka
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Beth Diggs
Caldwell Co.
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Recorded by: Beth Diggs
Caldwell Co.
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Recorded by: R. Newman
Carteret Co.
Comment: FOMA
Recorded by: R. Newman
Carteret Co.
Comment: FOMA
Recorded by: Scott Bolick
Forsyth Co.
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Recorded by: Nancy Milleman
Rutherford Co.
Comment: Observed in my yard when photographing daylilies. I am sending you the photo so you can check if I correctly identified the spider.
Recorded by: Mark Shields
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields
Pender Co.
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Recorded by: Pat Momich
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: N. Williamson, M. Prinz, E. Conway
Moore Co.
Comment: WEWO - found near 2 large yellow garden spiders in middle of bower's bog
Recorded by: Salman Abdulali
Pitt Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof
Burke Co.
Comment: LAJA - Obs. southwest side of the Canal Bridge. Female.
Recorded by: SBW
Camden Co.
Comment: DISW - In construction area on east side of canal.
Recorded by: Newman, Randy
Carteret Co.
Comment: FOMA - on side of office
Recorded by: Newman, Randy & Fullwood, John
Carteret Co.
Comment: THRO - Eastern boundary under powerlines
Recorded by: McMurray
Chatham Co.
Comment: JORD
Recorded by: McMurray
Chatham Co.
Comment: JORD
Recorded by: F. Williams, S. Williams
Gates Co.
Comment: MEMI - Spiders were in the edge of some brambles next to I & E building.
Recorded by: F. Williams, S. Williams
Gates Co.
Comment: MEMI - Spiders were in the edge of some brambles next to I & E building.
Recorded by: F. Williams, S. Williams
Gates Co.
Comment: MEMI - Pair had just finished mating
Recorded by: J. Summers
Harnett Co.
Comment: RARO
Recorded by: ASH
Moore Co.
Comment: WEWO - All on goldenrod
Recorded by: T. Taylor, J. Davis
New Hanover Co.
Comment: CABE - Female with egg sac in Grass Pond.
Recorded by: E. Corey
Washington Co.
Comment: PETT
Recorded by: Donald Zepp
Johnston Co.
Comment: In Community Garden on basil. Antepenultimate male captured, reared through to adult, & released.
Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Halifax Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka
Brunswick Co.
Comment: Perched on Marshallia graminifolia (Grassleaf Barbara's-buttons)
Recorded by: Steve Hall
Orange Co.
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