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Green Lynx Spider (Peucetia viridans) eating southern carpenter bee on blazing star
Photographer: JOHN SERRAO
Location: DeLand, Florida
The green lynx spider is the largest member of its family, and is common in Florida. It hides on wildflowers like this blazing star awaiting pollinators like this southern carpenter bee. It is amazing fearless and powerful, capturing insects that are often venomous and much larger than itself. I noticed the shiny body of this bee hanging motionless on the flower, and then saw the camouflaged lynx spider attached to it.
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Camera Information: NikonD90 with Nikkor 60 mm
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