Spiders of this genus, found in southern Queensland and New South Wales rainforest, have three rows of trichobothria, air-sensitive hairs, on the tibiae or shin section of the legs. Nostera is an anagram of Storena, another Zodariid genus. They are medium sized 4.5-7.5mm with reddish brown carapace, chelicerae, and sternum. There are faint darker patterns in head area. Legs are yellowish orange. The abdomen is dark sepia with a pattern of pale dots and chevrons. Eyes are in 3 rows (2-4-2). The second row is virtually straight. Legs formula 4123, spines few but long on the first pair, more numerous but shorter on legs III and IV. All tarsal claws with approximately 8 teeth.The species name lynx refers to the pattern of the carapace resembling the ears of this animal.
Male from above with palps
Female from above with epigyne
- Jocqué, 1991 - Jocqué, R., 1991a. A generic revision of the spider family Zodariidae (Araneae). Bull. Am. Mus. nat. Hist. 201: 1-160