Lynx spiders are roving hunters commonly associated with the shrubby and grassy understorey of Sydney's forests and woodlands, heathlands and suburban gardens.
Many Lynx spider species have colourfully striped abdomens and spiky legs.
Lynx spiders are found in forests and woodlands, as well as heath.
Lynx spiders are found throughout Eastern Australia.
Other behaviours and adaptations
They position themselves in foliage, in areas likely to attract insects. They have good eyesight and, when potential prey comes within range, they spring out and chase them down. Lynx spiders are exceptionally acrobatic when they have to be, leaping from branch to leaf in the chase.