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Species Lyssomanes viridis - Magnolia Green Jumper

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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)
Subfamily Lyssomaninae
Genus Lyssomanes (Translucent Green Jumpers)
Species viridis (Magnolia Green Jumper)
Size
Female length: 7-8mm, male length: 5-6mm (1)
Identification
Legs and body pale translucent green. Red and white scales on top of head around eyes. Males have noticeably long jaws.
Range
North Carolina to Florida, west to Texas. (1). BugGuide also has several images from Virginia and Colorado.
Habitat
In woodlands, on large leaves such as those of Magnolias.(2) Also found in low bushes. (1)
Season
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)

www.flickr.com - 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.