Lynx Spider

Story & photos : Vinny Chirayil

Striped Lynx Spider hanging upside down on its egg sac, guarding it.

They don't make webs except for hanging the egg sac. They sometimes leave a thread of web while leaping, a safety feature I guess.

The arrangement of their 8 eyes is unique to their species, giving it excellent vision.

A big sac like this can have as many as 600 babies !

Birds and ants are a common threat for the protective mother at this stage.

Lynx spiders are mobile, ambush hunters & get the name for their Lynx (wild cat) like hunting style.

INDIA

I CLICKED THESE PICS IN MUMBAI IN 2003 AND THEY HAVE NEVER BEEN PUBLISHED ONLINE TILL NOW.

SANJAY GANDHI NATIONAL PARK (SGNP) IMAGE : COMMONFLOOR.COM

Mumbai

Sanjay Gandhi National Park

These tall grass blades are home to many lynx spiders, which build their egg sacs on webs spun between them.

Army of spiderlings around their own version of the White House.

These babies hatch from eggs in around 2 weeks and live upto a year.

All photos were shot with an ordinary Kodak 3 megapixel camera, mainly in macro mode. photo--paint.blogspot.com

Within 24 hrs of Steller liking the story. Published - June 30, 2016

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