For the identification of insects and other fauna and flora of South Africa.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Golden Lynx Spider (Oxyopes jacksoni)

Lynx spiders do not make webs but use their silk as a safety line when jumping.
Females suspend their egg sacs from a leaf or branch and guards them till they hatch.
The species Oxyopidae are easily recognized by the spines sticking out of their legs.

This is a very small spider, maybe 4mm and it was not till I had the pictures on the computer that I noticed it was clutching a bug in the last picture.