Green Lynx Spider
This spider has a bright translucent green body with rows
of small red spots and a red patch between the eyes. It has
long thin legs, with rows of black spines. Green Lynx spiders
are mostly plant dwellers, and bites occur as the person walks
through the foilage. This bite is extremely painful, burning,
and itching may cause surrounding (edema) swelling up to 7"-10"
in diameter. These bites resolve spontaneously in several
days. General wound care is indicated. Clean the area, Benadryl
may help for itching and Ibuprofen for pain.
Photo by Judy Jones