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Species Lyssomanes viridis - Magnolia Green Jumper

Magnolia Green Jumper Spiderling Eye Movement - Lyssomanes viridis Young winter find - Lyssomanes viridis Lyssomanes viridis - female Lyssomanes viridis TX Lyssomanes spider? - Lyssomanes viridis - female Magnolia jumper - Lyssomanes viridis Magnolia jumper - Lyssomanes viridis Green spider - Lyssomanes viridis
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynes )
Family Salticidae (Jumping Spiders)
Genus Lyssomanes (Translucent Green Jumpers)
Species viridis (Magnolia Green Jumper)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lyssomanes viridis (Walckenaer, 1837). See the World Spider Catalog for synonyms.
Explanation of Names
viridis from Latin virid, green (1)
Size
Female length: 7-8mm, male length: 5-6mm (2)
Identification
Legs and body pale translucent green. Red and white scales on top of head around eyes. Males have noticeably long jaws.

Spiderling


Females - young to mature


Males - young to mature
Range
North Carolina to Florida, west to Texas. (2). BugGuide also has several images from Virginia and Colorado.
Habitat
In woodlands, on large leaves such as those of Magnolias.(3) Also found in low bushes. (2)
Season
Spring to early summer.(3)
See Also
Print References
Kaston, p. 265 (includes diagram of carapace and abdomen) (2)
Internet References
distribution - gives North Carolina as the northern limit, but BugGuide has several images from Virginia (Auburn U., Alabama)

www.flickr.com - Video by zxgirl showing the retina moving in eyes of this species.

Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.How to Know the Spiders
B. J. Kaston. 1978. WCB/McGraw-Hill.
3.Florida's Fabulous Spiders
Sam Marshall, G. B. Edwards. 2002. World Publications.