A short photo hike at Big Pine Tract with an incredible find.
Green Lynx Spiderlings
Each egg sac contains hundreds of spiderlings and well defended by their mother.
Mating season in July, eggs are laid in September, hatching and dispersal between November and early January, and growth from January to June.
After going through their instar stages (life stages| molting egg, postembryo..etc), these spiderlings have a long way to go for such a short amount of life, just one year.
Along with the Green Lynx spider, the Goldenrod crab spider does not weave a web, but created web-like traps around the flower to ambush their prey, hence the long front legs.
Goldenrod crab spiders can change coloration, either to yellow or to white depending on the flower they are at. A female, sad to say, after she lays her eggs she dies.
Just can’t get enough of the Green Lynx Spider!
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