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Genus Lyssomanes - Translucent Green Jumpers

FINALLY!! - Lyssomanes viridis - male Lyssomanes viridis Green Lynx? - Lyssomanes viridis Little green longjawed male - Lyssomanes viridis - male Magnolia Green Jumper - Male - Lyssomanes viridis - male Lyssomanes viridis - Magnolia Green Jumper, male - Lyssomanes viridis - male Green Magnolia Jumper - Lyssomanes viridis Magnolia green jumping spider - Lyssomanes viridis - female
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)
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.
Numbers
According to the World Spider Catalog, only 1 species in the USA for this genus: viridis.
Range
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.