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Photo#102419
Small green jumping spider - Messua limbata

Small green jumping spider - Messua limbata
Sarita, Kenedy County, Texas, USA
March 15, 2007

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Small green jumping spider - Messua limbata Small green jumping spider - Messua limbata

Moved here tentatively
Moved from Dendryphantinae. I don't think it is compact enough to be Sassacus.

Moved
Moved from Spiders.

A guess:
Habronattus


Another, less likely:
Sassacus vitas

 
Do these spiders appear shiny
Do these spiders appear shiny from a distance?

 
There is some variation, but here's my take...
Habronatus sometimes looks brown and is towards hairy.

Sassacus is more slivery and smooth. I see more of these, and they can be very wary.

Hope this helps. My guess is that you won't get an ID this time, but will see and shoot the spider again. Once you notice them, you're bound to see more.

Working distance is important, as these little guys spook easily. I went to a teleconverter and was able to get a shot someone could ID. Good hunting!

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