Magnolia Green Jumping Spider

The Magnolia green jumping spider (Lyssomanes viridis) — almost certainly a female, as the males are brilliantly colored and somewhat grotesquely elongated about the jaws and abdomen. I love her little red “hat”! Lyssomanes are one of the more petite jumping spiders, only about 5-8 mm long, with the females being larger. This species prefers…