Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login


Submitted on
January 24
Image Size
398 KB


5,817 (1 today)
320 (who?)

Camera Data

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Shutter Speed
1/160 second
Focal Length
100 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Jan 5, 2014, 3:40:10 PM
Adobe Photoshop CS4 Windows
Sensor Size
Tiny Lynx spider by melvynyeo Tiny Lynx spider by melvynyeo
Taken in Malaysia.

Quote from…
There are several genera of Oxyopidae and they differ in their habits and adaptations. Most of them have large spiny bristles on their legs and in many species the bristles form almost a basket-like structure that may assist in confining the prey that they grasp, and protect the spider from its struggles. Most Oxyopes and Hamataliwa species are small to medium in size; they tend to be drab ambush hunters; depending to some extent on the season, some occupy flowers, ambushing pollinating insects. In this they resemble the crab spiders (Thomisidae) in behaviour. Others crouch in wait, camouflaged on plant stalks or bark. Peucetia species on the other hand, commonly are larger. They are rangy and their camouflage is vivid green, adapted to hunting or hiding among foliage.

Lynx spiders, in spite of being largely ambush hunters, are very speedy runners and leapers, alert and with good vision. Except when defending egg purses, many tend to flee rapidly when approached by predators or large creatures such as humans. They tend not to be very aggressive towards other members of their own species, and sometimes meet casually in small groups. Possibly as an extreme example, at least one member of the genus Tapinillus is remarkable as being one of the few social spiders, living in colonies with communal feeding, cooperative brood care, and generational overlap.

Oxyopidae in general rely on keen eyesight in stalking, chasing, or ambushing prey, and also in avoiding enemies. As with many other families of spiders, the arrangement of their eyes is typical of the family and is an important aid in identifying them as members of the family. Six of the eight eyes of Oxyopid spiders are arranged in a hexagon-like pattern, more or less on a prominent hump on the front upper corner of the prosoma. The other two eyes are smaller, less conspicuous, and generally are situated in front of and below the other six. The basal parts of the chelicerae of most species are large, vertical and parallel, which combine with the bluff front end, a "high forehead" to the prosoma, to give most species a peculiar "flat-faced" appearance.
Add a Comment:
OfGermanBlood Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Student Photographer
LOL he does look like he snuggled up in a bag of cheetos. Very bright and beautiful.
HIGHonHelium Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Looks like it got dusted with lots of Cheetos powder! Damn I'm hungry for some...
ApatheticArachnid Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
its so CUTE!!!
Bloodspinat Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
Me gusta neon spiders :D
BubblegumW Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What's it standing on?
ToadslyQuinne Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
Ohmygod they're adorable! What a fantastic photo!!
fredScalliet Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014   Photographer
Wow that's tiny !
melvynyeo Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
Yup, its rather tiny for a lynx :)
Octoboy-the-8th Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
Quite the bright little fella. Its colour reminds me of mustard. Is this spider crawling on moss? It looks too small to be grass, it almost reminds me of the surface of someone's arm or something with those hairs. Pretty neat little arachnid. 
hannahelizabethh Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Student General Artist
nice colors! :)
Add a Comment: