, Volume 30, Issue 4, pp 329–346 | Cite as

The striped lynx spider,Oxyopes salticus [Araneae: Oxyopidae], in agroecosystems

  • Orrey P. Young
  • Timothy C. Lockley


The striped lynx spider,Oxyopes salticus Hentz, is among the numerically dominant predators in row crops in the United States and is described as a major predator of economically important pests. Because of its potential as a biocontrol agent of numerous pests, a review of the literature was undertaken. Eighty-eight publications are referenced, presenting the available data onO. salticus up to 1984.

Key Words

Striped Lynx Spider Oxyopes salticus Oxyopidae predator beneficial arthropod natural enemy 


L'araignée lynx rayée,Oxyopes salticus figure parmi les prédateurs numériquement dominants dans les cultures en lignes des Etats-Unis d'Amérique. C'est un prédateur majeur des ravageurs économiques importants. A cause de son potentiel en tant qu'agent biologique de lutte de nombreux ravageurs, une revue bibliographique a été entreprise: 88 publications qui présentent les données disponibles jusqu'en 1984, sont mentionnées.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Orrey P. Young
    • 1
  • Timothy C. Lockley
    • 1
  1. 1.Southern Field Crop Insect Management LaboratoryUSDA, ARSStoneville

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