Animal Species:Lynx Spider
Lynx spiders are roving hunters commonly associated with the shrubby and grassy understorey of Sydney's forests and woodlands, heathlands and suburban gardens.
Standard Common Name
Many Lynx spider species have colourfully striped abdomens and spiky legs.
Lynx spiders are found throughout Eastern Australia.
Lynx spiders are found in forests and woodlands, as well as heath.
Terrestrial Habitat: litter
arthropod-feeder, carnivorous, insectivorous, predator
Other behaviours and adaptations
They position themselves in foliage, in areas likely to attract insects. They have good eyesight and, when potential prey comes within range, they spring out and chase them down. Lynx spiders are exceptionally acrobatic when they have to be, leaping from branch to leaf in the chase.
Life history mode
Dr Mike Gray
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