Green Lynx With Prey

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  1. Canon John

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    It got ahold of some kind of solitary bee we have here.

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    I'm not much of a bug person, but that spider is really freaking me out. It's not bad enough that they have to be all creepy and crawly, but do they NEED spikes on their legs and translucent green bodies?

    *shiver* :)
     
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    Odd, I always thought they were beautiful.

    All jokes aside, all spiders have those "spikes" on their legs. They are actually sensory hairs. They are used to detect movement, most often from prey in a web. By using those hairs they can determine the size and type of prey they have caught. It is very hard to fool them. Try teasing a spider's web with a twig and you will see.
     
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    +1, but not all are as prominant as the beauty in this picture.

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