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Genus Lyssomanes - Translucent Green Jumpers

Salticidae - Lyssomanes viridis Immature jumping spider, Lyssomanes viridis??? - Lyssomanes viridis Salticidae - Lyssomanes viridis Tiny Green Spider - Lyssomanes viridis Translucent Spider- Magnolia Green Jumper - Lyssomanes viridis Magnolia Green Jumper - Lyssomanes viridis Jumping Spider Eye Movement. - Lyssomanes viridis - male Lyssomanes viridis - Magnolia Green Jumper, male - Lyssomanes viridis - male
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynae)
Family Salticidae (Jumping Spiders)
Genus Lyssomanes (Translucent Green Jumpers)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lyssomanes Hentz, 1845
Explanation of Names
Clearly from Greek lyssa: madness, rage (1) + manes. (Greek manes is a cup, or slave (2), but unclear if this is the correct root in this context.)
Most sources (such as The Free Dictionary) note that lysso- specifically refers to rabies, "canine madness".
Wiktionary notes suffix -mane is from Ancient Greek -manḗs, apparently meaning a mad person. So perhaps Lyssomanes refers to the energetic, seemingly crazy, movements of this spider.
According to the World Spider Catalog, only 1 species in the USA for this genus: viridis.
Virginia to Florida, west to Texas
Internet References
distribution - gives North Carolina as the northern limit, but BugGuide has several images from Virginia (Auburn U., Alabama)
Works Cited
1.Sooty-winged Chalcoela
2.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.