Peucetia viridana

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Peucetia viridana
Green orb spider.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Family: Oxyopidae
Genus: Peucetia
Species: P. viridana
Binomial name
Peucetia viridana
(Stoliczka, 1869)[1]
Synonyms[1]
  • Sphasus viridanus Stoliczka, 1869
  • Peucetia viridana (Stoliczka, 1869)
  • Peucetia nigropunctata Simon, 1884
  • Peucetia prasina Thorell, 1887

Peucetia viridana is a species of spider found in India and Myanmar.

Description[edit]

Peucetia viridana is a green colored spider with cephalothorax having brown spots. The head region has a few spines and the centre has deep fovea which is green in colour. The clypeus is long with two black lines extending from the base of the middle anterior eyes. The sternum is heart shaped, pointed behind and covered with pines and hair. The legs are long and strong covered with conspicuous black spots and black long spines. The abdomen is long, narrowing behind and covered with fine hair. A longitudinal deep brown line runs through the center of the abdomen with lateral branches.[2]

The females are about 10-12 mm in size and the males about 8–10 mm in size.[2]

Habitat[edit]

It is generally found on grass and low shrubs.[2]

Female green lynx spider with egg sac

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Taxon details Peucetia viridana (Stoliczka, 1869)". World Spider Catalog. Natural History Museum Bern. Retrieved 2016-07-16. 
  2. ^ a b c Sebastian, P. A. (2009). Spiders of India. Universities Press. pp. 247, 248.