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Blister Beetle Oxyopes heterophthalmus is a long legged, diurnal hunting spider which is capable of running very fast and jumping on their prey in a similar fashion to a cat, leading to their common name of lynx spider. They do not utilise webs to catch prey. Their eyesight is not as good as that of the jumping spiders but they can see their prey from a distance of up to 10 cm.<br />
Habitat:<br />
Area of conifer forest mixed with grasslands near Zadar, Croatia (June 1, 2016). Croatia,Geotagged,Mylabris variabilis,Spring Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

Blister Beetle

Oxyopes heterophthalmus is a long legged, diurnal hunting spider which is capable of running very fast and jumping on their prey in a similar fashion to a cat, leading to their common name of lynx spider. They do not utilise webs to catch prey. Their eyesight is not as good as that of the jumping spiders but they can see their prey from a distance of up to 10 cm.
Habitat:
Area of conifer forest mixed with grasslands near Zadar, Croatia (June 1, 2016).

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  1. Your series makes me long back to summer so much :) Posted 2 years ago
    1. Is a good moment now to look back to the beautiful summer days, yes :-) Posted 2 years ago

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Mylabris variabilis is a polyphagous member of blister beetles (family Meloidae) found in Europe.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Patomarazul
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Uploaded Dec 28, 2016. Captured Jun 1, 2016 14:42 in Ul. Ivana Mažuranića 7, 23000, Zadar, Croatia.
  • SP-100EE
  • f/2.9
  • 10/6400s
  • ISO125
  • 4.3mm