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Green Lynx Spider

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.

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