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Species Lyssomanes viridis - Magnolia Green Jumper

Lyssomanes viridis - male Magnolia Green Jumper? - Lyssomanes viridis Magnolia Green Jumper - Lyssomanes viridis Magnolia Green Jumping Spider - Lyssomanes viridis - female spider green - Lyssomanes viridis Magnolia Green Jumper (Delaware) - Lyssomanes viridis Translucent Spider- Magnolia Green Jumper - Lyssomanes viridis Small green jumping spider - Lyssomanes viridis
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)
Subfamily Lyssomaninae
Genus Lyssomanes (Translucent Green Jumpers)
Species viridis (Magnolia Green Jumper)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Explanation of Names
(Walckenaer, 1837)
Female length: 7-8mm, male length: 5-6mm (1)
Legs and body pale translucent green. Red and white scales on top of head around eyes. Males have noticeably long jaws.


Females - young to mature

Males - young to mature
North Carolina to Florida, west to Texas. (1). BugGuide also has several images from Virginia and Colorado.
In woodlands, on large leaves such as those of Magnolias.(2) Also found in low bushes. (1)
Spring to early summer.(2)
See Also
Print References
Kaston, p. 265 (includes diagram of carapace and abdomen) (1)
Internet References
distribution - gives North Carolina as the northern limit, but BugGuide has several images from Virginia (Auburn U., Alabama) - Video by zxgirl showing the retina moving in eyes of this species.

Works Cited
1.How to Know the Spiders
B. J. Kaston. 1978. WCB/McGraw-Hill.
2.Florida's Fabulous Spiders
Sam Marshall, G. B. Edwards. 2002. World Publications.