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I found this very large jumping spider hanging from a thread (last photo) in my maple tree. I think it got caught on another spider's web and hung there for quite a while before I found it, because when I put it on the ground it seemed disoriented and kept falling over on its back when it tried to jump. Its chelicerae were metallic green with red tips. I would guess 1-2 cm (see photo 5 for size)
Suburban yard next to mixed forest hanging from a maple tree.
Spotted on Aug 13, 2015
Submitted on Sep 10, 2015
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