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Photo#109886
tiny green salticid, dorsal view - Messua limbata

tiny green salticid, dorsal view - Messua limbata
World Birding Center HQ at Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park, Hidalgo County, Texas, USA
March 24, 2007
Spotted this tiny beauty at the park gate one morning. Did not think the pocket-sized camera I was using (Canon PowerShot SD630 Digital Elph) was capable of good macro photos, but these came out very nicely. Now if I only can figure out what species it is that I photographed!

Just for a size reference, the object on which the spider is perched is a single link of a heavy metal chain. The critter was clearly less than an inch long and possibly less than a centimeter...

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tiny green salticid, dorsal view - Messua limbata tiny green salticid, facial view - Messua limbata tiny green salticid, side view - Messua limbata

Moved
Moved from Jumping Spiders. I can't think of a better fit.

 
Works for me
Thanks Chad! Looks like the location and date were in line with other observations of the species...

How about
a female Messua limbata?

Jumper
I cannot imagine what this is unless it is a early molt Sassacus. There is another species S. vitis that occurs in TX that I have never seen shots of. And, I suppose, Jeff would know of other species in that genus if there are more in the state.

Just looked. Guide has some S. vitis. Doesn't look quite right.

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