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Magnolia Green Jumper, male

Lyssomanes viridis


Number 2000 Spotting! I had wanted to see one of these for a long time since seeing images of them. This mature male was found on a bush beside a lake. He was fairly cooperative considering how many images I took. Translucent green with dark striping. Top of head, face and jaws are bright orange. Males have very long jaws (as you can see). This is the only known jumping spider within this genus found in North America.


Shrubs bordering a lake and temperate forest.


Jumping spiders do not spin webs like many other spiders. Instead, they hunt their prey, using their web as a safety line. Jumping spiders have elaborate courtship displays. Females will lay her eggs on leaves and spin a silken net over them.

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ForestDragon 7 years ago

Thank you everyone!

DanielePralong 7 years ago

Congratulations Tamar!

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 7 years ago

Congrats! You are an asset for PN.

AshleyT 7 years ago

Congrats on 2000! Love their cute little faces :)

Beautiful photos and interesting information. Thanks for sharing! And congrats on 2000!

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 7 years ago

Congrats on 2000!

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Virginia, USA

Spotted on Jun 11, 2015
Submitted on Aug 14, 2015

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