Striped Lynx Spider Oxyopes salticus (Hentz 1845) (Arachnida: Araneae: Oxyopidae)
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Lietzenmayer, Laurel, Ronald Cave, and Lisa Taylor. 2020. “Striped Lynx Spider Oxyopes Salticus (Hentz 1845) (Arachnida: Araneae: Oxyopidae)”. EDIS 2020 (2).


The striped lynx spider, Oxyopes salticus (Hentz), is a small, spiny-legged spider and generalist predator that feeds on a wide variety of insect prey, including several economically important insect pests. This lynx spider species is one of the most abundant beneficial spider species in gardens, yards, and agricultural fields throughout North America.

The article is a Featured Creature article on the striped lynx spider, Oxyopes salticus.

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