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Species Lyssomanes viridis - Magnolia Green Jumper

Lyssomanes viridis - male Salticidae - Lyssomanes viridis Little green longjawed male - Lyssomanes viridis - male These were quite common under leaves - a first for us! - Lyssomanes viridis spider 958 - Lyssomanes viridis Magnolia Green Jumping Spider - Lyssomanes viridis Salticid - Lyssomanes viridis Magnolia Green Jumper - Lateral  - 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 (Entelegynae)
Family Salticidae (Jumping Spiders)
Genus Lyssomanes (Translucent Green Jumpers)
Species viridis (Magnolia Green Jumper)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Explanation of Names
Lyssomanes viridis (Walckenaer, 1837).
viridis from Latin virid, green (1)
Size
Female length: 7-8mm, male length: 5-6mm (2)
Identification
Legs and body pale translucent green. Red and white scales on top of head around eyes. Males have noticeably long jaws.

Spiderling

Females - young to mature

Males - young to mature
Range
Virginia south to Florida and west to Texas.(3) BugGuide also has several images from New Jersey and Colorado.
Habitat
In woodlands, on large leaves such as those of Magnolias.(4) Also found in low bushes. (2)
Season
Spring to early summer.(4)
See Also
Print References
Kaston, p. 265 (includes diagram of carapace and abdomen) (2)
Internet References
www.flickr.com - Video by zxgirl showing the retina moving in eyes of this species.

Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.How to Know the Spiders
B. J. Kaston. 1978. WCB/McGraw-Hill.
3.Salticidae of North America, including Mexico
Richman, David B., Bruce Cutler, & David E. Hill. 2012. Peckhamia, 95.3.
4.Florida's Fabulous Spiders
Sam Marshall, G. B. Edwards. 2002. World Publications.