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Northern Green Jumping Spider ( Male )

Mopsus mormon Karsch


The genus Mopsus has only one spider . It is the largest Australian jumping spider, found throughout the warmer regions in the northern part of Australia down as far as Coffs Harbour. Green Jumping spiders are large, beautiful, fast spiders and aggressive predators. They hunt actively on foliage in the day time and can inflict a painful but not lethal bite with large fangs. Due to the whiskers on the sides of their faces and their big eyes the males have a strange baboon-like appearance. Females and males are about the same size, unusual in spiders where males are often smaller. Both males and females hunt during the daytime, camouflaged against green leaves. Often you can't spot them until they move. They are ready biters and can inflict severe pain. Females build their nests and egg sacs between leaves. They prey on insects and other spiders.

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55 Comments (1–25)

Andrea Lim
Andrea Lim 7 years ago

These little guys are so photogenic! Great photos Mac! Congratulations!

namitha 7 years ago

Awesome series! Congratulations...

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 7 years ago

Incredible spotting!!

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 7 years ago

Congratulations Mac. Awesome series

Daniel Prince
Daniel Prince 7 years ago

Amazing default picture!

ToshimiDowaki 7 years ago

Great series!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 7 years ago

Magnificent series..congratulations Mac :)

LaurenZarate 7 years ago

Congratulations Mac, wonderful photography!

Congratulations MacChristiansen!

Diaz José Miguel
Diaz José Miguel 7 years ago

Nice hairdo!

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 7 years ago

Congratulations Mac.. It's beutiful series.. I like the color of the hair.. It's very cool.. :)

Ingrid3 7 years ago

Oh my god! I am in love! SO CUTE!

MacChristiansen 7 years ago

A very big thanks to all for your comments on this spotting

Seema Swami
Seema Swami 7 years ago

Interesting spotting ! Congrats!!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 7 years ago

Congratulations Mac Christiansen !!

ScottHarte 7 years ago

Great spotting

sunnyjosef 7 years ago

Wow!!! Your excellent shot has made this spider world famous overnight!!!! BTW great hairstyle!!!

Tiz 7 years ago

Oh, I love that your spider is famous! Superb shot (forgot to mention that in my previous comment :) )

KarenL 7 years ago

Awesome spider! Well done Mac!

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 7 years ago

Congrats MacChristiansen! Great macro shots!

Leonardo Castro
Leonardo Castro 7 years ago

Congratulations, Mac!

LarryGraziano 7 years ago

Great series Mac!

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

Very nice series! Congratulations on your spotting of the week! :)

SasaMittermayer 7 years ago

Wow..Great capture :-)

Pradeep Kumar
Pradeep Kumar 7 years ago

Congrats Mac!

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Smithfield, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Oct 24, 2013
Submitted on Oct 24, 2013

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